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Baseball analyst Peter Gammons talks to Michael Kay on ESPN Radio about Pedro Martinez’ return from the disabled list, John Smoltz’ injury, and Joba Chamberlain’s first start for the Yankees.
SNY broadcaster Ron Darling talks to ESPN Radio’s Michael Kay about Pedro Martinez’ first start back from the disabled list against the San Francisco Giants. He also talks about Joba Chamberlain’s first start, Oliver Perez’ inconsistency, and the Mets pitchers.
The local papers and talk shows are buzzing about the return of Pedro Martinez to the Mets, and the introduction of Joba Chamberlain to the starting rotation for the Yankees. Check the back pages and the sports talk shows this afternoon and that’s all that you’ll hear about.
It’ll be a fun night because New York baseball fans will get to see Joba for the Yankees early and then Pedro in the nightcap from San Francisco. Both teams need a boost from their pitchers. The Yanks are toiling away in fourth place, seven games behind the Rays. Equally as mediocre, the Mets are also in fourth place and four and a half games back of the Phillies.
Unfortunately, I like the Yankees’ chances better with a young, power arm coming into the rotation from the bullpen. The Mets are relying on Pedro Martinez to utilize his guile because his power has long since disappeared from his 36 year old arm. Continue reading
The ESPN Baseball Tonight crew talks about Pedro’s return and Joba Chamberlain’s first start for the Yankees. I think that Chris Singleton might be giving Pedro a little too much credit for the Met success over the past week. But it sure is nice to have Pedro back after watching Oliver Perez stink up AT&T Park last night.