Wednesday, May 10, 2006
The Phillies' sloppy defense (they made 4 errors) opened the floodgates, and the Mets kept pouring it on, pounding out 17 hits. Jose Reyes had the Mets' only HR (his 2nd), which capped off a 6-run 3rd inning rally and extended the lopsided score to 10-0. Tom Glavine (5-2) allowed only 4 hits over 7 innings to gain his 280th career victory; at the plate, he had two hits, including a 2-RBI double, a walk, a sacrifice bunt and scored 2 runs. Glavine's ERA is 2.19 and he's batting .500!
The Mets' other offensive stars were Paul Lo Duca (double and 3 RBI) and Carlos Beltran (two doubles and 2 RBI).
Next game: Thursday, May 11 vs. the Phillies at Citizens Band Park, 7:05 pm start on SNY & WFAN, Steve Trachsel (2-2, 4.96) vs. Gavin Floyd (3-2, 6.16)
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AROUND THE HORN
* Like the Mets, the Yankees (19-12) evened their series, beating the Red Sox (20-13) 7-3 at Yankee Stadium behind Mike Messina (6-1). Jason Giambi (his 12th), Alex Rodriguez (7th) and Jorge Posada (4th) all hit HRs, two off of Curt Schilling (5-2). It'll be Shawn Chacon (4-1, 3.94) vs. Tim Wakefield (1-4, 3.97) in tomorrow night's rubber match, 7:05 pm start on YES, ESPN & WCBS Radio. The winner will assume first place in the AL East.
That's more runs than they've scored for him in his first two years combined! I just saw the replay of the David Wright barehanded play that I missed last night-nasty, and I so far have no problems with Delgado's defense, which has been referred to as weak. Hopefully Trachsel isn't Trashel
Congrats on the 100th post!