Pedro Martinez took the next step to be in the Phillies rotation by throwing a 55-pitch bullpen session. Despite not throwing for a week after a fluid injection for an arthrogram, Pedro was pleased with the session saying it went better than he thought. Martinez felt little soreness in his shoulder, but was able to throw all his pitches. Charlie Manuel said Pedro had good command.
“You know, since I’ve been here, I just get the feeling that we’re going to win every night,” Martinez said. “This team is so relaxed and is so confident that it seems like we’re going to win every day. I can do whatever, and we’re going to win. That’s it. I can just take off in the fourth, fifth inning, and they’re going to win.”
Pedro should feel confident. The Phillies are 2-0 since the Phillies inked Martinez to a one year deal on July 15. No date has been scheduled for when he will rehab in a minor league game nor has their been a timetable as to when he makes his Phillies debut.