Pedro Martinez to DL, Braves Thump the Bucs

I don’t mean to brag, but I gotta’ say that I saw this one coming. Pedro Martinez has been placed on the DL for 4-6 weeks, with a mild hamstring strain that he suffered last night against the Marlins. It’s a sad turn of events for Mets fans, but the nature of The Curse means that it’s just the beginning. It’s a lot like karma, and it’s a pain in the you-know-what. When Pedro originally had surgery back in 2006, the Mets were able to win the division soon after because they’re karma was so bad, but now that Pedro is making a comeback, the Mets have to pay up. Like I said, it’s just the beginning, and I think it has a lot to do with these 2 pictures:

In other news, the Braves pounded the Pirates, while enjoying a very nice start by Jair Jurrjens. He’s got great downward movement on several of his pitches, coupled with excellent control. He should be a great commodity for the Braves this year. Matt Diaz, Mark Teixeira, and Yunel Escobar all hit homers, and the defense generally looked better than it did in the previous 2 games. The bullpen also nailed down the last 3 innings without any major hiccups. I think what we saw tonight is what we’re likely to see from the Braves for most of the season (barring injuries of course).

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