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Late-season boost from veteran pitchers

Updated: September 7, 2009, 8:04 PM ET
By Adam Madison | Special to ESPN.com

As the season winds down and top pitching prospects end up shutting down a couple of weeks early or being limited by a certain set of rules, it seems a bit ironic that a pair of hurlers on their last legs seem to be swinging into full gear. The 37-year-old Pedro Martinez and the 42-year-old John Smoltz have combined for a 3.15 ERA in eight starts in the National League, providing a late-season boost to their teams and fantasy owners alike. Smoltz in particular can thank switching leagues for ...

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