Pedro Martinez said the only frustration he feels now is talking to the press. Too bad. You take the money. You’re the ace. You answer the questions about your health. Last night he said he was about 80 percent and would know more about his calf today. When asked about it, his response was, “Don’t you want me to be OK?” C’mon Diva, give it a rest.
If he doesn’t want to be bothered, then fine. Just answer a couple of questions and be done with it. Everything is a big production to him. He drags things out. It really is kind of boring, but the guy can pitch.
NOTES: Hitting coach Rick Down is a Michigan State alum and checked out the MSU-Pitt game across the street. … TV sets before the game were turned to Notre Dame-Michigan and Yankees-Red Sox. Can’t imagine why FOX kept that as national game when it had a chance to broadcast Phillies-Houston. … In talking with most Mets, their choice for NL Rookie is Dan Uggla or the Marlins.
SS Jose Reyes: .301, 19, 77
C Paul Lo Duca: .312, 4, 44
CF Carlos Beltran: .280, 40, 114
1B Carlos Delgado: .267, 38, 106
3B David Wright: .309, 24, 110
LF Cliff Floyd: .244, 11, 41
RF Shawn Green: .278, 13, 59
2B Jose Valentin: .274, 15, 55
RHP Orlando Hernandez: 10-10, 4.98