food poisoning. not making that start on 7/19.
News: Pedro Martinez's recovery from inflammation in his right hip (on the disabled list since July 6, retroactive to June 29) has been hampered by a bad piece of chicken. Martinez has been ill since Tuesday evening after eating chicken for dinner. "I feel better today than I have in a couple days," he said Friday.
Analysis: Martinez looked weak and said he was dehydrated from his sickness. Before the game he said he was planning on playing catch and said his hip was feeling better, probably good enough to return next week for his scheduled start. "We'll see how he feels when he gets on the mound," Mets manager Willie Randolph said, adding that Martinez will "make that call" of when he's ready to return.
From CBS Sportsline.