It is too early too panic. The Mets are 1–1 and have been scoring runs in their first two games.
And even if Pedro Martinez hobbled off the field in the 4th inning of the Mets 5–4 extra inning loss last, so what? Pedro is in New York today getting examined. Then we’ll find out if he has a strain, a pulled hamstring or something else.
Then we can panic.
Or not. There is one indisputable truth about the 2008 Mets: this team is old. Old hips. Old. hamstrings. Old toes. There are going to be lots of pictures of guys limping off fields this year. We should bring Cliff Floyd back as the limping coach – he was the master and can show some of the younger older players how to do it right.
So lets wait and see. Meanwhile, Oliver Perez starts the rubber game against the Marlins tonight.
If you were pitching for the Braves you'd be the third-oldest starter in their rotation. You've got that going for you.