The reviews are good for Pedro Martinez’s second simulated game this afternoon. He threw 59 pitches in four innings, giving up a run on four hits. He topped out at 87 mph.
“Iâ€™m on pace for Sunday,â€™â€™ Martinez said of his next appearance, and first of the spring against major league hitters, when he faces the Detroit Tigers. “The main thing is that I feel healthy. My stamina was there. My strength was there to go four innings.â€™â€™
One of the hitters Martinez faced was Carlos Beltran.
“He looked good to me,â€™â€™ Beltran said. “His cutter was there. His speed was good. He was able to throw any pitch at any time.â€™â€™
Many thanks to Joe McDonald of NY Sportscene for the photo.