The box score reads one way but Tom Glavine interprets it another.
Four runs on six hits in four innings is not good, in March, June or October, and Glavine knows it better than anybody.
He said he might have been bent out of shape by tonight’s outing against Washington earlier in his career, but knows better about bad nights in March.
“Now, I’m just concerned about getting ready for April and what my progress is,” he said.
That means keeping the ball down and polishing his mechanics.
He says he’s fine in that regard, and after all these years you have to believe him.
Still, he’ll be 40 in a couple of weeks, a toe injury makes Pedro Martinez a question and Steve Trachsel is coming off back surgery.Victor Zambrano is so-so and Aaron Heilman is inexperienced.
“Ladies and gentlemen, introducing your New York Mets starting rotation.”
By the way, Martinez said he’s not throwing batting practice tomorrow, but he could change his mind. A couple of days ago he said, “I could just jump on the mound,” and my hunch is it could happen tomorrow.
Game notes: You’re going to like Xavier Nady. He’s personable, funny, modest and can hit. He crushed one last night over the batter’s eye – a huge screen behind the center field wall – and said, “I got all of that one.” … David Wright has been working hard on his defense and made two sparklers last night.