(a dead ringer for Pedro, such an easy mistake to make
A Mets.com report from Friday night that claimed Pedro Martinez had admitted himself to an area hospital was corrected a few hours later ; turns out it was bullpen coach Guy Conti (above)who was feeling poorly. The original report —- prominently featured on the front page of Mets.com, has been replaced by an item stating Martinez will have a bullpen session tomorrow, with a simulated game on Sunday, weather permitting.
The Sultan Of Surly took a Jake Peavy fastball off his left knee in the Giants’ 8-2 win over the Padres. Bonds limped off the field after hitting a single off the right field wall in his next at bat. Perhaps hoping to replace Barry’s unselfishness, if not his offensive production, SF acquired Shea Hillenbrand from Toronto, along with reliever Vinny Chalk. The Jays will receive reliever Jeremy Accardo.
J.D. Drew took a Jeff Suppan pitch off his right knee in the Dodgers’ 2-0 loss to the Cards. Apparently, he’s been too healthy this year.
Entering tonight’s rain-delayed Brewers/Reds tilt with a two-run lead, Milwaukee’s Derek Turnbow (above) was 0-3 with a 29.70 ERA and 4 blown saves in his last seven chances. As you’ve probably already guessed or seen, things got worse Friday night.
I don’t know if Suzyn Waldman is still laughing at the notion of Kyle Snyder starting for the Red Sox, but it was Snyder’s counterpart, Seattle’s Jamie Moyer who was hammered Friday night, allowing 5 HR’s in Boston’s 9-4 victory at Safeco. Kason Gabbard will get the start for Boston tomorrow in place of the ailing Tim Wakefield (cue up sound effects of Waldman losing it).