Beato most likely not available tonight

May, 3, 2011
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The Mets are not planning to use relief pitcher Pedro Beato on Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants.

Beato pitched three scoreless innings in the Mets' 2-1 win in 14 innings in Philadelphia on Sunday night.

"I'm probably not gonna use Beato tonight," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "After [44] pitches two days ago, I think he needs another day. In a situation tonight where we might have used Beato, I'll probably use [Taylor] Buchholz."

Beato, 24, has been excellent so far in his first season with the Mets -- he has not given up an earned run in 11 appearances, allowing just nine hits in 17 innings pitched, with 10 strikeouts and three walks.

The Mets selected Beato in the Rule 5 draft this past winter, taking him from the Baltimore Orioles organization -- he was the Orioles' first-round draft pick in 2006. Last season Beato pitched for the Double-A Bowie Baysox, going 4-0 with a 2.11 ERA and 16 saves in 43 relief appearances.
Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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