Friday, April 07, 2006
Mets swat Nats
Carlos Delgado showed off his power for the second consecutive night with a laser shot to right, giving the Mets the lead for good in the 5th. Oft-booed Carlos Beltran exploded for 4 RBI and belted a big 2-run HR in the 7th. Jose Reyes and David Wright each had three hits. When Nats reliever Felix Rodriguez plunked Paul Lo Duca in the back in the 8th, both he and Nats manager Frank Robinson were ejected. The Nats had a right to be sore. When Martinez nailed Guillan in the 5th, Guillan pointed his bat at Pedro and had to be restrained. He was also hit the day before by Brian Bannister. That made three times in two games.
Bruised and battered, the Nats limped away from Shea, losers of two out of three. If it wasn't for Billy Wagner, the Mets would've swept the series.
Next game: Friday, April 7 @ Shea, 7:10 pm start on SNY & WFAN, Steve Trachsel vs. Jason Vargas
For more on the Mets: CLICK HERE
AROUND THE HORN
* Jimmy Rollins' consecutive-game hitting streak ended at 38 yesterday vs. the Cards.
* Dwight Gooden was sentenced to a year in jail for violating his probation. Doc's sad saga continues.
* Barry Bonds went 0-for-2 vs. the Braves - he's still HR-less in 2006. To read the mlb.com game report by my brother Barry Bloom: CLICK HERE