Sunday, June 10, 2001

My Pollyanna gets butt slapped

I feel like a real idiot for getting caught wearing my rose-colored glasses yesterday. The speculation hinted at when Pedro was lifted after only six innings and 90 pitches against the Yankees last week appears to be true: Pedro Martinez is hurt.

Martinez threw 108 pitches in a 5-2 loss to the Phillies at Fenway Park yesterday. He was unavailable for comment after the game, but his catcher and pitching coach said that there's something physically wrong with the ace - something that kept him from getting loose and slowed his fastball (Shaughnessy, The Boston Globe).

Can we survive a period of time with Pedro Martinez on the DL and still make the post season? I'm going to go stick my head in the sand.