Sunday, April 16, 2006
Mets win 4th straight series
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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AROUND THE HORN
* 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.