Inside Pitch: Zambrano undergoes surgery
Victor Zambrano will miss the rest of 2006.
Victor Zambrano will miss the rest of 2006.
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Posted May 16, 2006


Surgery on Mets pitcher Victor Zambrano was more extensive than anticipated Monday, but the team still described the procedure as successful.

Zambrano was injured May 6 against Atlanta at Shea Stadium and will be lost for the season.

Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek removed bone spurs from the elbow, repaired a torn tendon and performed "Tommy John" surgery to repair a torn ligament.

Originally, the team expected him to be ready for spring training, but that could be modified because of the additional surgery.

NOTES, QUOTES

  • LF Cliff Floyd, who didn't start the last two games of the Milwaukee series over the weekend, is expected to return to left field and the sixth spot in the batting order Tuesday at St. Louis against RHP Jeff Suppan, against whom he is batting .111 (2-for-18) lifetime.

  • LHP Tom Glavine (5-2, 2.19) will make his ninth start of the season Tuesday against St. Louis. He is 17-6 with a 3.58 lifetime ERA in 34 career games against the Cardinals.

  • The Mets have won 11 games by one run and six in their final at-bat.

  • The Mets remain undecided as to Thursday's starter at St. Louis. The choices are activating RHP Brian Bannister from the disabled list (strained right hamstring) or choosing between RHPs Jeremi Gonzalez and Jose Lima.

  • RHP Victor Zambrano underwent successful elbow surgery Monday and will be lost for the season. BY THE NUMBERS: 2.37 -- Jose Lima's career ERA against the Brewers.

    QUOTE TO NOTE: "I remember when he was a little baby and now he's coming back to haunt me. I was always nice to him, you know. I gave him candy." -- Mets manager Willie Randolph on Milwaukee's Prince Fielder.

    ROSTER REPORT

    MEDICAL WATCH:

    RHP Juan Padilla is lost for the year following elbow surgery.

    RHP Victor Zambrano went on the 60-day disabled list May 7 with a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. Surgery was performed May 15, but was much more extensive then expected, as Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek removed bone spurs from the elbow, repaired a torn tendon and performed "Tommy John" surgery to repair a torn ligament. The surgery was successful, and Zambrano is out for the season. He might not be ready in time for spring training.

    2B Anderson Hernandez went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 18 because of a bulging disk in his back.

    RHP Brian Bannister went on the 15-day disabled list April 27 with a strained right hamstring. He might be activated to start May 18.

    RHP John Maine went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 3 with inflammation in his right middle finger.

    Player Stats

    LINEUP

    
    1. Jose Reyes, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     6     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .156    32     4     5     0     0     1     3     2
    Season            .256   164    29    42     7     5     2    17    13
    
    2. Kazuo Matsui, 2B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .400     5     0     2     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .286    28     3     8     2     0     0     2     1
    Season            .265    83     7    22     5     0     1     5     2
    
    3. Carlos Beltran, CF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     5     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .241    29     4     7     3     0     2     7     1
    Season            .263    95    24    25     6     0     9    22     5
    
    4. Carlos Delgado, 1B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     2     1     1     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .308    26     7     8     1     0     2     4     0
    Season            .298   141    28    42     5     0    13    29     0
    
    5. David Wright, 3B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .333     3     1     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .280    25     3     7     1     0     0     4     0
    Season            .302   139    20    42     9     2     5    25     7
    
    6. Xavier Nady, RF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     1     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .273    22     5     6     1     0     1     4     0
    Season            .292   130    19    38     8     0     8    19     1
    
    7. Ramon Castro, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .200    20     1     4     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .317    41     5    13     4     0     1     3     0
    
    8. Jose Valentin, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .800     5     0     4     1     0     0     2     0
    Last 7 Games      .538    13     2     7     1     0     1     7     0
    Season            .282    39     2    11     1     0     1     8     0
    
    9. Pedro Martinez, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .067    15     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .118    17     0     2     0     0     0     1     0
    
    
    OTHER ROSTER PLAYERS
    
    Brian Bannister, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .667     3     1     2     2     0     0     2     0
    Last 5 Games      .400    10     2     4     3     0     0     2     0
    Season            .400    10     2     4     3     0     0     2     0
    
    Endy Chavez, RF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .333     9     1     3     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .311    61     9    19     5     0     1     6     2
    
    Victor Diaz, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 6 Games      .182    11     0     2     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .182    11     0     2     1     0     0     2     0
    
    Pedro Feliciano, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Cliff Floyd, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .200    20     3     4     0     0     0     1     0
    Season            .195   118    14    23     3     0     3    14     2
    
    Julio Franco, 1B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .000     9     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .200    20     2     4     0     0     1     4     1
    
    Tom Glavine, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game        1.000     2     2     2     1     0     0     2     0
    Last 7 Games      .400    10     2     4     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .500    12     2     6     1     0     0     2     0
    
    Jeremi Gonzalez, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 1 Games      .000     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Anderson Hernandez, 2B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .136    22     1     3     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .146    41     1     6     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Jorge Julio, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Jose Lima, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 2 Games      .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Paul Lo Duca, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .400     5     1     2     0     0     1     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .250    32     8     8     3     0     1     4     0
    Season            .292   113    18    33     9     0     3    12     1
    
    John Maine, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 1 Games      .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Darren Oliver, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .333     3     0     1     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .500     4     1     2     1     0     0     2     0
    
    Steve Trachsel, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .231    13     1     3     1     0     0     1     0
    Season            .231    13     1     3     1     0     0     1     0
    
    Chris Woodward, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .333     9     1     3     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .265    34     3     9     2     0     1     6     1
    
    Victor Zambrano, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .000     5     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     5     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    
    PITCHERS
    
    Brian Bannister, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         5.40     0     0     0     1     5     7     3     0     2     1
    Last 3 Games      3.00     1     0     0     3    15    17     5     0    13     9
    Season            2.89     2     0     0     5    28    22     9     2    17    14
    
    Heath Bell, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        18.00     0     0     0     1     1     4     2     0     0     1
    Last 2 Games     13.50     0     0     0     2     2     7     3     0     0     3
    Season           13.50     0     0     0     2     2     7     3     0     0     3
    
    Chad Bradford, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         6.77     0     1     0     1   1.1     2     1     1     0     0
    Last 3 Games      9.00     1     1     0     3     2     3     2     1     0     1
    Season            4.61     2     2     0    17  13.2    17     7     1     3    15
    
    Pedro Feliciano, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1   0.1     0     0     0     0     1
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3     3     2     0     0     0     3
    Season            0.82     0     0     0    12    11     9     1     0     2    10
    
    Bartolome Fortunato, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        54.14     0     0     0     1   1.1     6     8     1     2     0
    Last 2 Games     27.00     1     0     0     2     3     7     9     2     2     0
    Season           27.00     1     0     0     2     3     7     9     2     2     0
    
    Tom Glavine, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         3.86     1     0     0     1     7     4     3     2     3     4
    Last 3 Games      1.29     3     0     0     3    21    11     3     2     6    15
    Season            2.19     5     2     0     8  53.1    38    13     4    17    45
    
    Jeremi Gonzalez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         5.40     0     0     0     1     5     5     3     2     0     4
    Last 1 Games      5.40     0     0     0     1     5     5     3     2     0     4
    Season            5.40     0     0     0     1     5     5     3     2     0     4
    
    Aaron Heilman, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     2     3     0     0     0     3
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     1     0     3   4.2     5     0     0     1     4
    Season            1.77     0     1     0    16  20.1    18     4     0     6    20
    
    Jorge Julio, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     1     0     0     0     1
    Last 3 Games      3.00     1     0     1     3     3     4     1     0     1     3
    Season            5.71     1     1     1    15  17.1    19    11     4     7    30
    
    Jose Lima, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         9.64     0     1     0     1   4.2     4     5     1     3     2
    Last 2 Games      9.31     0     2     0     2   9.2    11    10     2     7     7
    Season            9.31     0     2     0     2   9.2    11    10     2     7     7
    
    John Maine, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         6.75     0     1     0     1   5.1     6     4     1     2     6
    Last 1 Games      6.75     0     1     0     1   5.1     6     4     1     2     6
    Season            6.75     0     1     0     1   5.1     6     4     1     2     6
    
    Pedro Martinez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         5.14     0     0     0     1     7     4     4     2     2    10
    Last 3 Games      3.60     0     0     0     3    20    11     8     3     5    29
    Season            3.19     5     0     0     8  53.2    30    19     8    16    62
    
    Darren Oliver, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        27.27     0     0     0     1   0.1     1     1     1     0     0
    Last 3 Games      7.11     0     0     0     3   6.1     7     5     3     1     6
    Season            4.32     1     0     0    11  16.2    15     8     5     4    17
    
    Duaner Sanchez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     1     0     0     0     0
    Last 3 Games     19.31     0     0     0     3   2.1     6     5     2     1     1
    Season            1.93     1     0     0    18  23.1    14     5     2     8    18
    
    Steve Trachsel, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         4.50     0     1     0     1     4     6     2     1     2     3
    Last 3 Games      7.90     0     2     0     3  13.2    23    12     1     8     8
    Season            4.91     2     3     0     7  36.2    44    20     3    14    23
    
    Billy Wagner, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     1     1     1     1     0     0     0     3
    Last 3 Games      2.25     0     0     1     3     4     3     1     1     1     7
    Season            1.89     2     0     8    17    19    13     4     3     8    25
    
    Victor Zambrano, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1   1.1     0     0     0     0     3
    Last 3 Games      4.77     0     1     0     3  11.1    12     6     2     5     8
    Season            6.75     1     2     0     5  21.1    25    16     5    11    15


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