Well, that didn't take long. The Mets are going to be dealing with their first adverse situation of the 2008 season.
Pedro Martinez* left his start in the fourth inning Tuesday night against the Marlins with what is being called right now a strained left hamstring. The Mets say he is day-to-day right now....there will be more information tomorrow.
Obviously, this is a blow to the team. As much as Johan Santana was a boost to the pitching staff, it all depended on the fact that a healthy Pedro* was the number two starter.
His health is not looking too good right now.
I'm not going to overreact - the guys on SNY are saying there's no way, with the way Pedro* walked off the mound, that he won't be placed on the DL. I guess for me it's a matter of how long he's out, and whether or not he can come back and have this be the only time he misses all season. I guess we'll get a clearer idea on Wednesday.
At least it wasn't the shoulder.