To determine Hisanori Takahashi's future as a starter with the Mets, check out what catcher Rod Barajas told David Lennon after last night's performance by the nominal fifth starter: 

``I think the more he sees teams, it's going to get thinner. The more those guys see him, they're going to recognize his pitches a little bit more. If you don't have a 90-plus fastball with unbelievable movement, guys are going to make you throw it over the plate, and they'll make you pay for it."