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Mets failing to capitalize on Pedro's dominance

The Mets continue to muddle along despite the fact that Pedro Martinez is having a dominant season.

Originally Published: August 20, 2005
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Pedro Martinez still conjures up images of that near-perfect Sunday in Los Angeles, when every fastball he threw whispered over the corner and his changeup broke so crazily the TV announcers kept calling it a curveball.

That's the sort of game pitchers dream about -- everything works, nothing is hittable and the outs turn into a steady, intoxicating blur. Talk about perfect-world scenarios: Martinez didn't have a great fastball (or even a better-than-average one), never once reaching ...

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