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Pedro limps off, Marlins walk off with 10-inning victory against Mets

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MIAMI -- Pedro Martinez slowly walked off the mound. The New York Mets have no idea how long before he'll return.

Robert Andino's first career home run with two outs in the 10th inning gave the Florida Marlins a 5-4 victory against the Mets on Tuesday night after Martinez departed with a leg injury.

Already coming off two injury-plagued seasons, Martinez limped away with a strained left hamstring in the fourth inning after only 57 pitches.

"He said he felt kind of a pop," Mets manager Willie Randolph said.

Martinez, who was not available for comment, will fly back to New York on Wednesday for an MRI exam. He left before the game was over, meaning he didn't see Andino's home run -- which would have made him feel even worse.

Andino had only six extra-base hits and three RBI in his first 81 major league at-bats, but hit the game-winner 371 feet to left field off Matt Wise (0-1), the sixth Mets pitcher.

"He's got a little juice," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He just got a ball out over the plate. In the major leagues, if you do that to any hitter he'll hit it out. Good for us."

Bad for the Mets, who silently picked at plates of beef, shrimp and rice in the clubhouse afterward.

"As far as Pedro going down, I feel bad for him, obviously," said Mets catcher Brian Schneider, who had three hits. "He's a big part of this team, but what's done is done."

Justin Miller (1-0) allowed one hit in the 10th to get the victories for Florida, which had six relievers combine to throw seven innings of three-hit, one-run ball.

Angel Pagan had two RBI for the Mets. Dan Uggla and Luis Gonzalez each hit their first home run of the year for Florida.

Martinez hit Hanley Ramirez on the left elbow to open the game, and Uggla followed with a two-run homer. The lead swelled to 4-0 in the second after Gonzalez hit a leadoff home run and Ramirez's triple to center drove Alfredo Amezaga home easily.

But the real trouble for Martinez arrived without warning in the fourth.

He retired Matt Treanor on a groundout and was clearly in discomfort after the pitch, grabbing both his midsection and lower back region. Randolph and team medical officials rushed to the mound, talked momentarily with Martinez, then shuffled with him back to the dugout.

"We weren't going to mess around," Randolph said.

Martinez, entering the final season of a $53 million, four-year contract, went on the disabled list twice in 2006 with right hip inflammation and a strained right calf. That September, he was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff, had surgery and didn't pitch in the majors for nearly 11 months.

But he went 3-1 in five starts late last season and was problem-free this spring -- giving the Mets hope that Johan Santana and Martinez would be powerful 1-2 atop their rotation.

Now, that's in question.

"We'll see how it plays out," Randolph said.

Randolph talked at length before the game about how he wasn't going to handle Martinez delicately this season, a much different approach than what New York used last year when the three-time Cy Young Award winner returned for the pennant chase.

That approach almost certainly won't last.

Martinez's best work Tuesday might have come at the plate. He worked a 12-pitch at-bat against Marlins starter Rick VandenHurk in the second, with the crowd getting louder every time the pitcher -- a career .094 hitter entering the night -- fouled one off to the backstop screen.

Martinez eventually struck out swinging to end the inning, but by then, VandenHurk had already thrown 55 pitches.

VandenHurk left after each of the three Mets batters he faced in the fourth all singled, and each of those eventually scored. Pagan's RBI single -- on VandenHurk's 76th and final pitch -- drove in the first run.

Schneider greeted Renyel Pinto with a run-scoring single, and Jose Reyes' sacrifice fly drew the Mets to 4-3. One inning later, Pagan's sacrifice fly brought home David Wright, tying the game.

"I thought it was a good ballgame," Randolph said.

Notes

  • Andino left the ballpark without comment because of a family matter, the Marlins said.
  • It was the 44th time Martinez has allowed at least two home runs in a game, but the first time he ever yielded one in both the first and second innings, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
  • Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Ramirez, who, like Martinez, hails from that nation.
  • Ramirez is 2-for-12 against Martinez, with a double and a triple.
 
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After an encouraging spring, Pedro Martinez might be headed right back to the disabled list.  (Getty Images)
After an encouraging spring, Pedro Martinez might be headed right back to the disabled list. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Florida

R. Andino
AB 1
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
New York

A. Pagan
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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New York Mets
Jose Reyes, SS5011012 .333
Luis Castillo, 2B4010001 .286
David Wright, 3B4110112 .375
Carlos Beltran, CF3000213 .250
Carlos Delgado, 1B4110113 .143
Ryan Church, RF4110123 .250
Angel Pagan, LF3112100 .333
Brian Schneider, C4031102 .375
Pedro Martinez, P1000012 .000
    Jorge Sosa, P1000010 .000
    Scott Schoeneweis, P0000000 .000
    Joe Smith, P0000000 .000
   a- Marlon Anderson, PH1000011 .500
    Aaron Heilman, P0000000 .000
   b- Endy Chavez, PH1000001 .000
    Matt Wise, P0000000 .000
Totals3549479  
a-struck out for Smith in the 8th
b-lined out for Heilman in the 10th
Batting
SF - Jose Reyes (1), Angel Pagan (1)
SH - Luis Castillo (1), Pedro Martinez (1)
RBI - Jose Reyes (2), Angel Pagan 2 (3), Brian Schneider (1)
SB - Carlos Beltran (1, 2nd base off Gregg/Treanor)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Carlos Beltran 1
New York Mets
Pedro Martinez 3.1444112 10.80
Jorge Sosa 2.2300210 0.00
Scott Schoeneweis 0.1000000 0.00
Joe Smith 0.2000000 0.00
Aaron Heilman 2100120 0.00
Matt Wise (L,0-1) 0.2111021 9.00
IBB - H. Ramirez by Jorge Sosa, by H. Ramirez
HBP - H. Ramirez (by Pedro Martinez)
Pitches-Strikes - Pedro Martinez 57-38, Jorge Sosa 44-23, Scott Schoeneweis 6-3, Joe Smith 6-4, Aaron Heilman 28-17, Matt Wise 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Pedro Martinez 3-6, Jorge Sosa 3-4, Joe Smith 2-0, Aaron Heilman 1-2
Batters Faced - Pedro Martinez 16, Jorge Sosa 13, Scott Schoeneweis 1, Joe Smith 2, Aaron Heilman 7, Matt Wise 3
Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS2111200 .200
Dan Uggla, 2B4122114 .375
Mike Jacobs, 1B3000002 .000
   a- Cody Ross, PH-CF2000000 .000
    Justin Miller, P0000000 .000
Josh Willingham, LF5000020 .111
Jorge Cantu, 3B-1B5010010 .222
Luis Gonzalez, RF3111101 .286
    Kevin Gregg, P0000000 .000
    Robert Andino, 3B11110001.000
Matt Treanor, C3010000 .200
Alfredo Amezaga, CF-3B^CF3120011 .750
Rick VandenHurk, P0000000 .000
    Renyel Pinto, P0000000 .000
    Lee Gardner, P0000000 .000
   b- Jason Wood, PH1000001 .000
    Logan Kensing, P0000000 .000
    Taylor Tankersley, P0000000 .000
   c- Brett Carroll, PH-RF1000011 .000
Totals3359546  
a-flied out for Jacobs in the 7th
b-lined out for Gardner in the 6th
c-struck out for Tankersley in the 8th
Batting
2B - Alfredo Amezaga (1, Sosa)
3B - Hanley Ramirez (1, P. Martinez)
HR - Dan Uggla (1, P. Martinez), Luis Gonzalez (1, P. Martinez), Robert Andino (1, Wise)
SH - Matt Treanor (1), Alfredo Amezaga (1), Rick VandenHurk (1), Renyel Pinto (1)
RBI - Hanley Ramirez (1), Dan Uggla 2 (2), Luis Gonzalez (1), Robert Andino (1)
2-OUT RBI - Hanley Ramirez (1), Robert Andino (1)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - Rick VandenHurk (1, Throwing)
Florida Marlins
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Renyel Pinto 2211210 4.50
Lee Gardner 1000020 0.00
Logan Kensing 1.1000220 0.00
Taylor Tankersley 0.2000010 0.00
Kevin Gregg 1000200 0.00
Justin Miller (W,1-0) 1100000 0.00
IBB - Delgado by Kevin Gregg
Pitches-Strikes - Rick VandenHurk 76-39, Renyel Pinto 31-17, Lee Gardner 14-9, Logan Kensing 23-12, Taylor Tankersley 7-5, Kevin Gregg 23-8, Justin Miller 12-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rick VandenHurk 3-3, Renyel Pinto 3-2, Kevin Gregg 2-1, Justin Miller 1-2
Batters Faced - Rick VandenHurk 16, Renyel Pinto 10, Lee Gardner 3, Logan Kensing 6, Taylor Tankersley 2, Kevin Gregg 5, Justin Miller 4
Game Information
Attendance - 15117
Game Time - 3:31
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Chad Fairchild, Third Base - Rick Reed