- From: Met-in-PR <orb@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 10:30:52 GMT
Now the pitchers that will face the Braves are Martinez (Friday),
Glavine (Saturday) and Trachsel (Sunday). Zambrano will pitch at home on
Monday and during the weekend they will decide who pitches on Tuesday (I
like to see Maine).
Now if they could only place Beltran on the DL so they can have a full
roster until he is ready, it would be nice for the team!!
From today's NY Daily News:
BY ADAM RUBIN
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER
SAN FRANCISCO - Brian Bannister (strained right hamstring) hopes he can
pitch Tuesday, but the Mets will start taking a close look at Triple-A
Norfolk's rotation to fill any potential void. GM Omar Minaya named
Darren Oliver - who picked up yesterday's win in relief - as a strong
possibility, but Willie Randolph suggested it's more likely a Tides
starter would be summoned.
If Bannister can't go, the Mets would have four options: John Maine
(1-3, 2.62 ERA), Jeremi Gonzalez (1-2, 3.52), Jose Lima (2-2, 6.00) and
Yusaku Iriki (1-1, 2.70). Maine, obtained with Jorge Julio for Kris
Benson, is the only one of those pitchers on the 40-man roster, meaning
no one would have to be exposed to waivers to promote him.
Randolph ruled out Aaron Heilman, saying: "I like the way our bullpen
looks right now."
DIAZ LOOMS: With Carlos Beltran dealing with a lingering hamstring
injury, Victor Diaz is likely to be in Atlanta when the Mets open a
series tomorrow, regardless of which player, Beltran or Bannister, lands
on the DL. If Beltran plays tomorrow, Diaz (hitting .179 with the Tides)
would figure to return to Norfolk when a starting pitcher would be
activated Tuesday. Minaya said the Mets would be "conservative" with
Beltran, so it sounds like he could be placed on the DL. Beltran was on
deck as a pinch-hitter in the 11th, but was called back when the Mets
grabbed a two-run lead. Randolph and Beltran said it wasn't a decoy,
though the preference was for him to go unused so any 15-day DL stint
could be backdated to last Friday, when he last played.
ZAM DELAYED: Victor Zambrano is being pushed back as far as the Mets
can. Steve Trachsel, who limited San Francisco to one run in six innings
Tuesday night, starts Sunday in Atlanta, while Zambrano will wait until
Monday - eight days after his last start. Trachsel will attend a wife's
relative's funeral tomorrow, but expects to arrive at Turner Field in
time for the series opener. ... Carlos Delgado made a splash, homering
into McCovey Cove for the second time in his career. Delgado's ninth
homer tied him with Dave Kingman (1976) for the Mets record for April
homers. Delgado was intentionally walked twice in extra innings. ...
Michael Tucker signed a minor-league contract. ... Julio Franco, 47,
stole a base, but he's not the oldest to do so. Arlie Latham of the
Giants stole a base at 49 in 1909.
Originally published on April 27, 2006
Let's Go Mets in 2006!!!
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