Inside Pitch: No tear for Bannister

The Mets received encouraging news Thursday when a MRI on rookie pitcher Brian Bannister's right hamstring showed a Grade 1 strain but no tear.

Bannister will be re-evaluated Friday and is listed day-to-day. The earliest he could pitch is Tuesday against Washington at Shea Stadium.

Bannister was injured running the bases in the sixth inning Wednesday in the Mets' 9-7, 11-inning victory at San Francisco.

Bannister gave up three runs in five innings but also hit two doubles, drove in two runs and scored another.

NOTES, QUOTES

  • RHP Brian Bannister is day-to-day after an MRI showed a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring. He will be re-evaluated Friday.

  • RHP Pedro Martinez will start Friday night at Atlanta against Braves RHP John Smoltz. It will be the sixth career matchup of the aces, including four times last season. Martinez is 3-2 in those games; Smoltz is 2-2 and has a no-decision.

  • CF Carlos Beltran, who hasn't played since April 21 because of a sore right hamstring, will be re-evaluated Friday in Atlanta. Beltran was in the on-deck circle as a pinch-hitter Wednesday in San Francisco, so it would appear he is close to being ready.

  • 1B Carlos Delgado has nine homers in April, which ties the club mark set by Dave Kingman in 1976.

  • The Mets bullpen has given up seven runs in its last 37 1/3 innings.

    ROSTER REPORT

    MEDICAL WATCH:
    RHP Juan Padilla is lost for the year with elbow surgery.

    2B Anderson Hernandez went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 18 due to a bulging disc in his back.

    CF Carlos Beltran is day-to-day with hamstring tightness. He is due to be re-examined Friday (April 28).

    RHP Brian Bannister suffered a strained right hamstring Wednesday (April 26), but he is listed as day-to-day.

    Player Stats

    
    LINEUP
    
    1. Jose Reyes, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .400     5     1     2     0     0     0     1     2
    Last 7 Games      .200    30     4     6     0     0     0     2     5
    Season            .242    91    18    22     4     2     1    10    10
    
    2. Kazuo Matsui, 2B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     1     0     0     1     0
    Last 6 Games      .320    25     2     8     1     0     1     2     0
    Season            .320    25     2     8     1     0     1     2     0
    
    3. Carlos Delgado, 1B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     4     1     2     1     0     1     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .357    28     7    10     1     0     4     5     0
    Season            .337    83    17    28     3     0     9    19     0
    
    4. David Wright, 3B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .167     6     0     1     1     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .250    28     5     7     3     0     0     2     5
    Season            .316    79    14    25     6     2     3    15     6
    
    5. Cliff Floyd, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .172    29     3     5     0     0     1     5     1
    Season            .188    64     7    12     3     0     2    10     2
    
    6. Xavier Nady, RF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .167     6     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .226    31     3     7     2     0     2     3     0
    Season            .317    82    12    26     6     0     6    11     0
    
    7. Ramon Castro, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     6     2     3     1     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .429    21     4     9     3     0     1     3     0
    Season            .429    21     4     9     3     0     1     3     0
    
    8. Endy Chavez, CF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .750     4     2     3     1     0     0     0     1
    Last 7 Games      .320    25     3     8     1     0     0     4     2
    Season            .231    39     5     9     2     0     0     4     2
    
    9. Brian Bannister, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .667     3     1     2     2     0     0     2     0
    Last 5 Games      .400    10     2     4     3     0     0     2     0
    Season            .400    10     2     4     3     0     0     2     0
    
    
    OTHER ROSTER PLAYERS
    
    Carlos Beltran, CF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .368    19     6     7     1     0     2     4     0
    Season            .278    36    13    10     1     0     3     9     2
    
    Victor Diaz, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     2     0     1     1     0     0     2     0
    Last 5 Games      .200    10     0     2     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .200    10     0     2     1     0     0     2     0
    
    Pedro Feliciano, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Julio Franco, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game        1.000     1     1     1     0     0     0     2     1
    Last 7 Games      .500     6     2     3     0     0     1     4     1
    Season            .400    10     2     4     0     0     1     4     1
    
    Tom Glavine, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .429     7     0     3     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .429     7     0     3     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Anderson Hernandez, 2B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .136    22     1     3     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .146    41     1     6     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Jorge Julio, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Paul Lo Duca, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .233    30     2     7     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .281    64     8    18     4     0     0     6     1
    
    Pedro Martinez, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 4 Games      .111     9     0     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Season            .111     9     0     1     0     0     0     1     0
    
    Darren Oliver, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .500     2     1     1     0     0     0     2     0
    Season            .500     2     1     1     0     0     0     2     0
    
    Duaner Sanchez, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Steve Trachsel, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     2     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 4 Games      .250     8     1     2     1     0     0     1     0
    Season            .250     8     1     2     1     0     0     1     0
    
    Jose Valentin, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .333     6     0     2     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .095    21     0     2     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Chris Woodward, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     2     1     1     1     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .261    23     2     6     1     0     1     6     1
    Season            .250    24     2     6     1     0     1     6     1
    
    Victor Zambrano, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 3 Games      .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    
    PITCHERS
    
    Brian Bannister, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         5.40     0     0     0     1     5     7     3     0     2     1
    Last 3 Games      3.00     1     0     0     3    15    17     5     0    13     9
    Season            2.89     2     0     0     5    28    22     9     2    17    14
    
    Chad Bradford, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1   0.2     1     0     0     0     1
    Last 3 Games      4.90     0     1     0     3   3.2     5     2     0     0     7
    Season            2.46     0     1     0     9   7.1     8     2     0     0    11
    
    Pedro Feliciano, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     0     0     0     0     2
    Last 3 Games      4.50     0     0     0     3     2     3     1     0     0     2
    Season            1.69     0     0     0     5   5.1     6     1     0     1     4
    
    Tom Glavine, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         8.53     0     1     0     1   6.1     6     6     1     5     4
    Last 3 Games      3.10     1     2     0     3  20.1    16     7     2     6    20
    Season            2.78     2     2     0     5  32.1    27    10     2    11    30
    
    Aaron Heilman, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         4.50     0     0     0     1     2     2     1     0     1     3
    Last 3 Games      2.45     0     0     0     3   3.2     3     1     0     2     5
    Season            2.84     0     0     0    11  12.2    13     4     0     5    12
    
    Jorge Julio, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     0     0     0     2     3
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3     4     1     0     0     2     8
    Season            7.45     0     1     0     9   9.2    13     8     3     4    17
    
    Pedro Martinez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         1.29     1     0     0     1     7     2     1     1     2    11
    Last 3 Games      2.18     3     0     0     3  20.2    11     5     3     5    22
    Season            3.04     4     0     0     4  26.2    15     9     4    10    28
    
    Darren Oliver, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     1     0     0     1   1.1     0     0     0     1     1
    Last 3 Games      0.00     1     0     0     3   3.1     3     0     0     2     3
    Season            3.00     1     0     0     7     9     7     3     2     2    10
    
    Duaner Sanchez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     1     0     0     0     1
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3     5     5     0     0     2     3
    Season            0.00     1     0     0    10    15     7     0     0     6    13
    
    Steve Trachsel, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         1.50     1     0     0     1     6     3     1     1     2     2
    Last 3 Games      3.71     1     1     0     3    17    18     7     1     5     9
    Season            3.13     2     1     0     4    23    21     8     2     6    15
    
    Billy Wagner, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     2     0     1     0     3
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     1     3     4     2     0     1     1     6
    Season            0.82     1     0     5    10    11     5     1     2     5    11
    
    Victor Zambrano, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        11.25     0     1     0     1     4     7     5     2     3     1
    Last 3 Games      9.64     1     2     0     3    14    20    15     5     9     8
    Season            9.64     1     2     0     3    14    20    15     5     9     8

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