Pedro Martinez-S- Mets
Pedro Martinez, who was pulled with stiffness in his right shoulder, pleaded with manager Jerry Manuel to let him go back out and pitch the fifth inning of Saturday's game.
"Just let me go out and warm up," Martinez begged. "I'll be smart about it." Apparently Manuel would have none of it. "Jerry just kept saying no," Martinez said. "Finally, (pitching coach) Dan (Warthen) came over and agreed with Jerry, and it was two against one. So I said OK." That sounds like good news. Maybe it really was just a precautionary thing and he'll be fine for his next scheduled start, after the All-Star break.