Â The Core is officially all on the same page!Â On a brighter note, the Mets (55-62)Â aka Savannah Sand Gnats will look to win a 4 game set against the Wild Card chasing S.F. Giants (63-54) tonight.Â Our boys will be up against (RHP) Joe Martinez (2-1 6.00 ERA, 1.83 WHIP).Â Here’s the skinny on Martinez…
Full Name: Â Joseph A. Martinez
Born: Â February 26,1983 Â inÂ South Orange, New Jersey
Height: Â 6-3Â Â Weight: Â 185Â Â Bats: Â LeftÂ Â Throws: Â Right
High School: Â Seton Hall Prep (West Orange, New Jersey)Â Â “Pirates”
College: Â Boston College
Drafted: Â Selected by San Francisco Giants in 12th Round (372nd overall) of 2005 amateur entry draft (June-Reg)
Â Â Joe Martinez allowed a baserunner to reach secondbase in three of his five innings on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He evaded trouble in each frame until the fifth, when the Dodgers, aided by a fielding error, erupted for four runs (three earned). As a result, Martinez picked up his first defeat in his fourthcareer Major League appearance. With no real timetable set for the return of Randy Johnson (torn rotator cuff), Martinez will likely be given the opportunity to prove himself down the stretch, pitching out of the No. 5 slot in the rotation. The rookie right-hander has never faced the New York Mets.
Martinez’s previous outing courtesy of Foxsports –
Thu. Aug 6, 2009 – Martinez came off the disabled list to win his first major league start as the San Francisco Giants rallied for a 10-6 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday.
***TidbitÂ -Â On April 9th, while pitching in the 9th inning, he suffered a direct line-drive hit off the bat of Mike Cameron to his forehead and sustained a laceration and a nose bleed. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but was immediately removed for instant observation. He was taken to nearby St. Francis Memorial Hospital where it was determined he had a concussion and three fractured bones, but the CT scan didn’t turn up anything that looked serious. He remained in the hospital for overnight observation, and remained there for the next few days.
Scouting Report Per thebaseballcube.com –
Control: Walks compared to batters faced.
k-Rating: Strikeouts compared to batters faced.
Efficiency:Similar to WHIP, a higher rating for pitchers allowing less baserunners per inning pitched.
The ratings are based on formulas that sum a player’s entire career based on available statistics in our database, including minor league and college data. These scouting scores are to be used as indicatorsof a player’s strength. A career minor leaguer might have a speed rating of 100 though this does not insinuate that he is a better runner than a major leaguer with a speed rating of 90. Though it does indicate that a player was an excellent base-stealer in the minors, we do not know how he would have fared in the majors.