Thursday, June 09, 2005

The Pedro Effect

Interesting article in today's Post by NHL scribe Larry Brooks regarding "the Pedro effect". The Mets are 4-3 in games immediately following a Pedro Martinez pitched win, and 0-5 in games immediately following a Pedro pitched loss.

Last night was the first time that Victor Zambrano started after a Pedro game, due to the flip flop of the two before the series. Tom Glavine has had most of the starts after Martinez, and Kaz Ishii has had the others. Oddly enough, it may be Kris Benson who would be the best option right now to follow Martinez. But if Randolph sets up his rotation like he prefers to set up his lineup (righty, lefty, righty, lefty) then this is unlikely to happen.

No comments: