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Report: Hurting El Duque says he thinks he can go

Updated: October 4, 2006, 9:53 AM ET
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The Mets' Game 1 starter against the Dodgers on Wednesday afternoon (ESPN, 4 p.m. ET) is still a mystery after Orlando Hernandez felt discomfort in his right leg while he was jogging in the outfield Tuesday, but the veteran right-hander reportedly said he might be able to pitch after all.

After icing his calf at home, Hernandez told Newsday that he hopes to still give it a shot in Game 1.

"Hopefully I can pitch," El Duque told Newsday. "My plan is to go out there. ...

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