PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez threw so well in an extended spring game on Monday that he's been summoned to Atlanta for a bullpen session in front of club officials Wednesday.
If all goes well, Martinez hopes to be pitching in the majors not long after that. "But if you leave it up to me, I'd say, 'Put it right here,'" he said, opening his glove.
Martinez, rehabbing for seven weeks since injuring his left hamstring in his 2008 debut, threw 73 pitches over 4 1/3 innings against Cardinals minor leaguers, allowing two runs (one earned), five hits and no walks while striking out five.
He hit 90 mph on the gun one time but his fastball was generally timed between 86 and 88 mph once he got going.
"I thought it was really good," Martinez said. My arm, my leg -- everything seems to be pretty good."