Martinez Leaves Mets-Marlins Game With Strained Hamstring

Mets starter Pedro Martinez left New York's game with the Florida Marlins after 57 pitches tonight with an what the team says is a strained left hamstring.

He retired Marlins catcher Matt Treanor on a groundout for the first out of the fourth inning, then immediately began grabbing his back and midsection, clearly in distress.

Jorge Sosa came in to relieve Martinez, who limped a bit as he walked off the field. Martinez has battled foot, hip, calf and shoulder injuries over the past two seasons.

He allowed home runs in each of the first two innings. That's the first time in his major league career that happened, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.


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