Sunday, April 16, 2006


Mets win 4th straight series

Easter brought the gift of another Mets victory on Sunday. They took 2 out of 3 games from the Brewers, winning the finale 9-3 on the strength of HRs by Carlos Delgado (3 runs) and Xavier Nady (2 runs). Brian Bannister won his second game, working in and out of trouble throughout a five-inning stint. The Brewers made it close in the 6th on Jeff Jenkins' HR off Darren Oliver. But the Mets' 4-3 lead ballooned to 9-3 in the 8th, thanks to Delgado and Victor Diaz (2-run double). Even beleaguered reliever Jorge Jorge pitched a scoreless inning in the 9th.

Carlos Beltran sat out the game with a strained right hamstring muscle. Endy Chavez filled in. It was the Mets' first injury replacement of the season.

The Mets had never won four straight series to open a season until now. They're 9-2 going into the Braves series, which begins tomorrow night with Pedro Martinez on the mound going for his 200th career victory. The Braves fell 4 games behind the Mets, losing 4-3 to the Padres today. In addition to their hot start and home advantage, the Mets have one other edge over the Braves: Chipper Jones is on the DL

Next game: Monday, April 17 @ Shea, 7:10 pm start on SNY & WFAN, Pedro Martinez (2-0) vs. Jorge Sosa (0-2)

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* Ex-Met Kris Benson (1-2) lost his second straight start for the Orioles today. He gave up 9 hits and 4 runs in 5 innings vs. the Angels.

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