Pedro Martinez‘s return from surgery has been widely reported in many venues since it was announced before Friday’s game but I thought I would mention it here anyway. Pedro will make the Labor Day start this afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds.
It’s a pretty good time to get Pedro back. Though the Mets swept the Braves over the weekend they got their behinds kicked by the Phillies last week when they lost 4 straight games to them. You could tell by watching that series that this is not the same Mets team as last year despite most of the roster being the same. They seemed to lack the fire it takes to compete at the level needed to succeed in a playoff atmosphere. Pedro always brings enthusiasm to the game and hopefully it will rub off on some of his teammates.