PHILADELPHIA – This spring, Kaz Ishii said that he hoped people in New York wouldn't mind his sometimes-erratic control; that despite his high walk totals, he will find a way to win. <P> But Monday wasn't one of those nights, and after three starts, Ishii is still looking for his first win in a Mets uniform.
April 18, 2005
The Mets put together an intrasquad game in the morning to get work for several relief pitchers. Braden Looper and Mike DeJean each went two innings. Heath Bell, Bartolome Fortunato, Roberto Hernandez, Scott Stewart and Scott Strickland also pitched. <P> But all eyes were on Felix Heredia. The lefty set-up man has not pitched in a game since March 2 as he recovers from a circulation problem.
March 16, 2005
After rain washed away the Mets' Tradition Field home opener on Thursday, the Mets will take a trip down I-95 to meet the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla. for Pedro Martinez's first spring start. <P> Martinez, who defeated the Cardinals in Game 3 of the 2004 World Series, will take the hill for the Mets' second game of the spring at 1:05 p.m.
March 4, 2005