Inside Pitch: Bannister continues rehab

After Brian Bannister threw 83 pitches in a simulated game Saturday, the Mets toyed with the idea of activating him from the disabled list to start Thursday against St. Louis, or over the weekend against the Yankees.

Instead, they opted to be cautious and give Bannister more time on the disabled list. He will throw in the bullpen Thursday and make a rehab start for Triple-A Norfolk over the weekend.

A second rehab start isn't out of the question, either.

"(Bannister) didn't have a setback," manager Willie Randolph said. "I don't think it's fair to rush a young guy to play in a heated situation.

"It would be a panic move to rush him back. It's a totally different feel when you get in a major league game."

REPLAY: The struggling Mets, losers of four of their previous six games, stopped their slide Tuesday night with an 8-3 victory over the Cardinals.

"We lost a couple of series, but we have to keep a positive perspective," Mets manager Willie Randolph said about whether he held a pregame meeting to settle his team. "We didn't have a big sit-down. We don't want to overreact."

Tom Glavine gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings. He was taken out of the game for a pinch hitter in the seventh, when the Mets broke a 3-3 tie on Paul Lo Duca's RBI double.

NOTES, QUOTES

  • LF Cliff Floyd, who didn't start the last two games of the Milwaukee series over the weekend, returned to the lineup in left field and his usual sixth spot in the batting order. Floyd reached base three times on a double, a single and a hit by pitch.

  • RHP Pedro Martinez will be given an extra day of rest and will start Saturday against the Yankees. The Mets want to give Martinez extra rest whenever possible, and Monday's day off afforded them that opportunity. Martinez is 77 strikeouts shy of 3,000 for his career.

  • RHP Jose Lima will start Thursday's game against St. Louis.

  • RHP Brian Bannister, on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, will not be activated to start either against St. Louis on Thursday or against the Yankees on Friday. Instead, he will throw in the bullpen Thursday and make a rehab start over the weekend. "There's no need to rush him," manager Willie Randolph said.

  • 2B Anderson Hernandez has played in six games and is batting .310 in his rehab assignment at Triple-A Norfolk.

  • 1B Carlos Delgado's next homer will be the 383rd of his career and will tie him for 50th place on the all-time list with Larry Walker. ROSTER REPORT

    MEDICAL WATCH:

    RHP Juan Padilla is lost for the year following elbow surgery.

    RHP Victor Zambrano went on the 60-day disabled list May 7 with a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. Surgery was performed May 15, but was much more extensive then expected, as Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek removed bone spurs from the elbow, repaired a torn tendon and performed "Tommy John" surgery to repair a torn ligament. The surgery was successful, and Zambrano is out for the season. He might not be ready in time for spring training.

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

    RHP Brian Bannister went on the 15-day disabled list April 27 with a strained right hamstring. He will throw a bullpen session May 18 before heading on a minor league rehab assignment.

    RHP John Maine went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 3 with inflammation in his right middle finger.

    Player Stats

    
    
    LINEUP
    
    1. Jose Reyes, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     4     2     2     0     0     1     3     1
    Last 7 Games      .219    32     6     7     0     0     2     6     3
    Season            .262   168    31    44     7     5     3    20    14
    
    2. Paul Lo Duca, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .200     5     0     1     1     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .250    32     6     8     4     0     1     5     0
    Season            .288   118    18    34    10     0     3    13     1
    
    3. Carlos Beltran, CF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .207    29     3     6     3     0     1     7     1
    Season            .263    99    24    26     6     0     9    23     5
    
    4. Carlos Delgado, 1B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     5     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .276    29     7     8     1     0     2     4     0
    Season            .288   146    28    42     5     0    13    29     0
    
    5. David Wright, 3B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     4     2     2     1     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .320    25     5     8     1     0     0     3     0
    Season            .308   143    22    44    10     2     5    25     7
    
    6. Cliff Floyd, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     4     1     2     1     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .273    22     4     6     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .205   122    15    25     4     0     3    14     2
    
    7. Xavier Nady, RF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     1     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .304    23     6     7     1     0     1     5     0
    Season            .291   134    20    39     8     0     8    20     1
    
    8. Kazuo Matsui, 2B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .269    26     2     7     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .256    86     7    22     5     0     1     5     2
    
    9. Tom Glavine, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .364    11     3     4     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .462    13     3     6     1     0     0     2     0
    
    
    OTHER ROSTER PLAYERS
    
    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
    
    Ramon Castro, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .200    20     1     4     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .317    41     5    13     4     0     1     3     0
    
    Endy Chavez, RF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .333     9     1     3     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .311    61     9    19     5     0     1     6     2
    
    Victor Diaz, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 6 Games      .182    11     0     2     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .182    11     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 7 Games      .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Julio Franco, 1B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game        1.000     1     1     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .111     9     1     1     0     0     0     1     0
    Season            .238    21     3     5     0     0     1     5     1
    
    Jeremi Gonzalez, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 1 Games      .000     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     2     1     0     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     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Jose Lima, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 2 Games      .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    John Maine, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 1 Games      .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Pedro Martinez, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .067    15     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .118    17     0     2     0     0     0     1     0
    
    Darren Oliver, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .333     3     0     1     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .500     4     1     2     1     0     0     2     0
    
    Steve Trachsel, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .231    13     1     3     1     0     0     1     0
    Season            .231    13     1     3     1     0     0     1     0
    
    Jose Valentin, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .462    13     1     6     1     0     1     7     0
    Season            .275    40     2    11     1     0     1     8     0
    
    Chris Woodward, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .333     9     1     3     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .265    34     3     9     2     0     1     6     1
    
    Victor Zambrano, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .000     5     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     5     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
    
    Heath Bell, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        18.00     0     0     0     1     1     4     2     0     0     1
    Last 2 Games     13.50     0     0     0     2     2     7     3     0     0     3
    Season           13.50     0     0     0     2     2     7     3     0     0     3
    
    Chad Bradford, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         6.77     0     1     0     1   1.1     2     1     1     0     0
    Last 3 Games      9.00     1     1     0     3     2     3     2     1     0     1
    Season            4.61     2     2     0    17  13.2    17     7     1     3    15
    
    Pedro Feliciano, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1   0.1     0     0     0     0     1
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3     3     2     0     0     0     3
    Season            0.82     0     0     0    12    11     9     1     0     2    10
    
    Bartolome Fortunato, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        54.14     0     0     0     1   1.1     6     8     1     2     0
    Last 2 Games     27.00     1     0     0     2     3     7     9     2     2     0
    Season           27.00     1     0     0     2     3     7     9     2     2     0
    
    Tom Glavine, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         4.50     1     0     0     1     6     7     3     0     1     2
    Last 3 Games      2.70     3     0     0     3    20    14     6     2     5    16
    Season            2.43     6     2     0     9  59.1    45    16     4    18    47
    
    Jeremi Gonzalez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         5.40     0     0     0     1     5     5     3     2     0     4
    Last 1 Games      5.40     0     0     0     1     5     5     3     2     0     4
    Season            5.40     0     0     0     1     5     5     3     2     0     4
    
    Aaron Heilman, 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     0
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     1     0     3   3.2     4     0     0     1     3
    Season            1.69     0     1     0    17  21.1    18     4     0     6    20
    
    Jorge Julio, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     1     0     0     1     0
    Last 3 Games      3.00     0     0     1     3     3     4     1     0     2     2
    Season            5.40     1     1     1    16  18.1    20    11     4     8    30
    
    Jose Lima, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         9.64     0     1     0     1   4.2     4     5     1     3     2
    Last 2 Games      9.31     0     2     0     2   9.2    11    10     2     7     7
    Season            9.31     0     2     0     2   9.2    11    10     2     7     7
    
    John Maine, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         6.75     0     1     0     1   5.1     6     4     1     2     6
    Last 1 Games      6.75     0     1     0     1   5.1     6     4     1     2     6
    Season            6.75     0     1     0     1   5.1     6     4     1     2     6
    
    Pedro Martinez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         5.14     0     0     0     1     7     4     4     2     2    10
    Last 3 Games      3.60     0     0     0     3    20    11     8     3     5    29
    Season            3.19     5     0     0     8  53.2    30    19     8    16    62
    
    Darren Oliver, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        27.27     0     0     0     1   0.1     1     1     1     0     0
    Last 3 Games      7.11     0     0     0     3   6.1     7     5     3     1     6
    Season            4.32     1     0     0    11  16.2    15     8     5     4    17
    
    Duaner Sanchez, 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     0
    Last 3 Games     15.45     0     0     0     3   2.1     4     4     2     1     0
    Season            1.85     1     0     0    19  24.1    14     5     2     8    18
    
    Steve Trachsel, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         4.50     0     1     0     1     4     6     2     1     2     3
    Last 3 Games      7.90     0     2     0     3  13.2    23    12     1     8     8
    Season            4.91     2     3     0     7  36.2    44    20     3    14    23
    
    Billy Wagner, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     1     1     1     1     0     0     0     3
    Last 3 Games      2.25     0     0     1     3     4     3     1     1     1     7
    Season            1.89     2     0     8    17    19    13     4     3     8    25
    
    Victor Zambrano, 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     0     3
    Last 3 Games      4.77     0     1     0     3  11.1    12     6     2     5     8
    Season            6.75     1     2     0     5  21.1    25    16     5    11    15

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