Friday, May 26, 2006

The Jeremi Gonzalez Era Is Over

One day after acquiring Dave Williams from Cincinnati, Omar Minaya has shipped off Jeremi Gonzalez to Milwaukee for right-handed relief pitcher Mike Adams. Adams only made two appearances for Milwaukee early this season (both rather lousy) before being demoted to AAA, but the 27 yr. old had a decent spring and an excellent 2004. Last season he spent most of the year at AAA after he lost the job of closer to Derek Turnbow in May. He appeared in just 13 games posting a 2.70 ERA

Pitching Probables for this weekend's series vs. Florida:

Tonight: Pedro Martinez vs. 22 yr. old rookie Josh Johnson. Johnson went 12-5 last season in AAA. In his minor league career he also pitched down here in Greensboro in 2003 (A-ball).

Saturday: Tom Glavine vs Dontrelle Willis

Sunday: Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez makes his Mets debut vs. 23 yr. old rookie Ricky Nolasco. Nolasco is making his third start of the season (14th appearance overall). He's got a 2.89 ERA and has struck out 19 batters in 28 innings against 27 hits and 11 walks. Opposing batters are hitting .262 against him.

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