Pedro's Start Cut Short

Pedro Martinez's first minor league rehab appearance was cut short due to inclement weather. Martinez pitched 1.1 innings for the Clearwater Threshers. A downpour halted play against the St. Lucie Mets.

After a half hour rain delay to start the game, Martinez hit a batter and allowed a hit in a 20 pitch first inning. He struck out a batter and threw 14 of 24 pitches for strikes. He hit about 87-91 on the radar gun. He had very good command and his changeup remains impressive.

The Phillies asked Martinez to finish his pitches, so he threw about 50 pitches in a simulated game afterwards.

The Threshers lead 2-0 before the game was called. Some of his minor league teammates for a day were very excited to meet and play behind Pedro.


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