FROM THE start of the 2000 season (after which he won his second straight Cy Young Award) through June 26, 2001, when he departed in the fifth inning of a start against the Devil Rays with a sore shoulder, Pedro Martinez cemented his reputation as the best pitcher in the American League. However, in four appearances since returning from a two-month stint on the disabled list-including his three-inning, seven-earned-run shellacking on Monday by the Blue Jays—he has been most un-Pedro-like. Here's a comparison of Martinez's numbers before and after his injury.
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