The Mets sent e-mails to several writers openly campaigning Billy Wagner for the NL Cy Young. With no starter having overwhelming seasons he has an outside shot. Word is they’ll pump David Wright for the Heisman next.
NOTES: Xavier Nady held court in the Pirate clubhouse. Said from time to time he wonders how things might have been different. If Duaner Sanchez didn’t get in that cab, he might still be with the Mets. He said he misses the Mets and wishes them well in the playoffs. … When asked what he was looking for from Pedro Martinez tonight, pitching coach Rick Peterson said, “a perfect game.” Realistically, they are thinking five or six innings. … Must be an important game. All the NY TV stations have people in Pittsburgh. … The Pirates do have Ralph Kiner’s number inside their clubhouse and on the Ring of Honor. That was nice to see. … Once Lastings Milledge looks up from his locker, I’ll let you know.
SS Jose Reyes: .299, 19, 75
C Paul Lo Duca: .312, 4, 44
CF Carlos Beltran: .282, 40, 114
1B Carlos Delgado: .269, 38, 106
3B David Wright: .311, 24, 110
LF Cliff Floyd: .243, 11, 41
RF Shawn Green: .280, 13, 59
2B Jose Valentin: .277, 15, 55
RHP Pedro Martinez: 9-5, 3.84