This is the second consecutive awful start for Pedro Martinez. He gave up six runs before being chased from the game after 5.2 innings. He gave up six hits and five walks in that span to allow the Yankees to put the game completely out of reach.
Sidney Ponson was on cruise control against the Mets offense. Apparently, the Mets didn’t keep anything for the second game of the double header after scoring 15 runs in the first game.
It was an ugly game but not completely unexpected. Most double headers are split anyway.
The pitching challenged Texas Rangers designated Sidney Ponson for assignment this afternoon. Rangers GM Jon Daniels said that the move was due to several off the field problems that have arisen over the past few weeks. According to MLB.com:
“Based on recent events, I don’t think Sidney wants to be here or deserves to be here,” Daniels said.
This season Ponson is 4-1 with a 3.88 ERA. So whatever he did must have been pretty bad. Ponson was signed by the Rangers on March 9, 2008 to a one year minor league contract. The contract was purchased by the Rangers on April 26th. Continue reading