The altitude makes it harder to pitch here than in most places. Jerry Manuel said it concerns him in dealing with Pedro Martinez. Manuel said he’s trying to stretch out young guys like John Maine, Mike Pelfrey and Oliver Perez, but he’ll be cautious with Martinez.
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The Mets are back at .500 today and enter the game only 4 1/2 games behind Philadelphia. There’s a lot of time left and the Mets are showing a spark they haven’t all season. We’ll see if its real heat or just smoke.