FLUSHING, New York (Ticker) -- Potential Cy Young Award
candidates Brandon Webb and Pedro Martinez duel when the
Arizona Diamondbacks face the New York Mets on Wednesday.Webb (8-0, 2.18 ERA) is coming off back-to-back shutouts.
Last Friday, he tossed a seven-hitter in a 3-0 win at
Cincinnati.The righthander is 1-4 in five games against the Mets lifetime,
but has not pitched that poorly, allowing 10 runs in 34 2/3
innings for a 2.60 ERA.Martinez (5-1, 2.79) is looking to rebound after taking his
first loss of the season last Friday at Florida. Martinez
pitched well, allowing two runs in seven innings with
10 strikeouts.The debut of Lastings Milledge could not help the Mets
against Miguel Batista in a 7-2 loss on Tuesday.Eric Byrnes and Conor Jackson each homered for the
Diamondbacks, who snapped a two-game losing skid. Byrnes has
three home runs in the series and a 13-game hitting streak.Milledge went 1-for-4 with a double.