Inside Pitch: Martinez injured in loss

Mets ace Pedro Martinez left Monday's game after a dismal first inning with a strained right calf muscle.

The team said Martinez felt something during pregame warm-ups, but apparently it wasn't serious enough for him to pull out of the lineup. Instead he allowed six runs in his one inning against the Phillies, who rolled to a 13-0 win.

The Mets list him as day-to-day.

Martinez, who went on the disabled list with a sore right hip after his June 28 start at Boston, had thrown three quality starts since coming off the disabled list a month later.

It was the second-shortest start of his career, with the shortest coming June 20, 1995, when he gave up five runs in two-thirds of an inning in a game against Houston.

REPLAY: Pedro Martinez gave up six runs in the first inning and didn't come out for the second, complaining of a sore right calf muscle.

At no time did Martinez feel comfortable, and at no time were the Mets in Monday's 13-0 loss to the Phillies.

Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run homer, and Shane Victorino and David Dellucci also went deep for Philadelphia.


  • RHP Pedro Martinez gave up a career-high six runs in the first inning, the only frame he worked because of a strained right calf in Monday night's 13-0 loss to the Phillies. The Mets list him as day-to-day.

  • LF Cliff Floyd took an injection for his sore left Achilles tendon. He's currently on the disabled list and not ready to do anything baseball-related, manager Willie Randolph said.

  • Manager Willie Randolph said he's content with his corner outfield situation as of now, saying there's no sense of urgency to do anything. "In three weeks it could be a different story," he said.

  • C Ramon Castro, on the disabled list with a sore left ribcage muscle, could take batting practice off a tee Tuesday.

  • 2B Chris Woodward was in the lineup Monday night, giving Jose Valentin a rest. Woodward has had only 11 at-bats since July 24. "When you're not playing, you have to make sure you work harder to stay ready," Woodward said. "If I didn't feel as if I wanted to play every day, I wouldn't want to be here."

  • RF Lastings Milledge entered Monday's game hitting .179 (5-for-28) since he was recalled Aug. 1 from Triple-A Norfolk, but he went 2-for-3. Manager Willie Randolph said the team hasn't considered sending him back to the minors for more seasoning.

    BY THE NUMBERS: 3 -- Number of Mets with at least 74 RBIs.

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