Thursday, March 08, 2007

Mets Pitching Gets Banged Around in Grapefruit League Loss To Red Sox

Not exactly a banner day for Mets pitching. I listened at my desk on radio, and heard the Boston team call the game. Chan Ho Park started out rough, (maybe a little too careful?) but then settled in OK. Aaron Sele got knocked around, and Ambiorix Burgos got hammered. He allowed a walk off grand slam homerun to a Mister Eddie Rogers. Sheesh. Damion Easley is looking to make it very hard on Willie and Omar, as he hit a homerun yesterday in his quest to make this team. Checkout this post by grateful mets in the comments section of Metsblog for a scouting report of a guy in attendance. Easley is competing with David Newhan for the backup infielder job, and Newhan had his 7th RBI of the spring yesterday.

Pedro Martinez threw a ball for the first time yesterday since his surgery in October. The first time playing catch. And we expect him back pitching by August? Remember how long it took to come back from the toe thing last year? I'll be shocked if we see him this year.

Transplanted ex-Met Gary Matthews is in danger of getting suspended, or even having his $50 million contract voided, if he doesn't admit buying HGH, according to the Daily News. Whats weird is, according to the article, if he would just admit what happened, he likely wouldn't face any punishment because the substance wasn't officially banned until 2005. So, what is he hiding or whom is he protecting?

El Duque throws vs. the O's today at 1 PM. I'll be tuned in to MLB Radio on Expect plenty of coverage on ex-Mets Kris Benson, Stephen Trachsel, et al, in tomorrows papers. Lets Go Mets!

Best Of The Blogs:

Metstradamus alerts us to the news that Greg Maddux is a weirdo, in the same story where David Wells says that transplanted ex-Met David Cone has a "silent sickness" when it comes to clubhouse pranks.

Mets Grrl bought some fresh new kicks!

Toasty Joe translates some recent Mets interviews he heard on WFAN.

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