Inside Pitch: Pedro undergoes tests
New York Mets starter Pedro Martinez spins around in disgust after allowing his fifth run in the fifth inning of his start against the San Diego Padres Tuesday Aug. 9, 2005 in San Diego. Martinez was
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Posted Aug 16, 2006


The Mets did not have an update Tuesday on the status of pitcher Pedro Martinez despite a battery of tests in New York, including an MRI.

"Nothing has changed," a club spokesman said. "He will be re-evaluated (Wednesday)."

Martinez left Monday night's 13-0 blowout loss at Philadelphia with a strained right calf muscle after giving up a career-high six runs in the first inning.

Martinez returned to New York during the game, where he was examined by team physician Struan Coleman.

Martinez, who went on the disabled list with a sore right hip after his June 28 start at Boston, had thrown three quality starts since coming off the disabled list July 28.

REPLAY: With their starting pitching again a concern due to the calf injury to Pedro Martinez, the Mets needed, but did not get, a solid outing from Orlando Hernandez.

Hernandez gave up four runs in the first inning of Tuesday night's 11-4 loss to the Phillies.

Jose Reyes became the seventh Met in history to hit three homers in a game.

NOTES, QUOTES

  • SS Jose Reyes hit three homers in a game for the first time in his career, and became the seventh Met to achieve the feat in Tuesday night's 11-4 loss to Philadelphia. The last Met to do it was Edgardo Alfonzo, Aug. 30, 1999, against Houston.

  • RHP Pedro Martinez, who left Monday's game at Philadelphia with a strained right calf after giving up a gave up a career-high six runs in the first inning, is still day-to-day. He was examined Tuesday in New York, and the team said he would be re-evaluated Wednesday.

  • LF Cliff Floyd, who took a cortisone injection for his sore left Achilles tendon last week, is still not ready to do any rehab work other than on an exercise bike or in a pool.

  • C Ramon Castro, on the disabled list with a sore left ribcage muscle, took soft-toss batting practice Tuesday at the club's Port St. Lucie, Fla., facility, but the reports weren't good. He's not ready to play in a rehab game.

  • 1B Carlos Delgado is on a 1-for-22 slide.

  • The Mets are one of four teams in the major leagues to have at least three players with 20 or more homers: Carlos Beltran (33), Carlos Delgado (26) and David Wright (22).

    BY THE NUMBERS: 3 -- Number of Mets with at least 74 RBIs.


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