Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Around the horn
Who would've expected Alay Soler (1-1) to pitch a better game than Pedro Martinez to start off the Met's 10-game road trip? But that was the case, with Soler (6 hits, 1 run in 7 innings) shutting down the Dodgers on Monday (4-1 Mets) and Martinez (8 hits, 7 runs in 5 HRs) getting roughed up last night (8-5 Dodgers). Worse for Martinez, he allowed 2 more HRs, upping his season total to 11. He had to be relieved in the 6th when the Dodgers broke open the game with a 6-run rally. Martinez (5-2) hasn't won in his last 7 starts... Cliff Floyd left the game with a sprained ankle... Jose Valentin had a particularly shakey game at 2B, making 2 errors in the 6th... The Mets (34-23) lead the Phillies (31-27) by 3.5 games and the Braves (29-30) by 6... Tonight: Tom Glavine (8-2) vs. Odalis Perez (4-1), 10:10 pm start on FSY & WFAN.
Yanks take 2 from Bosox
Melky Cabrera prevented the Red Sox from tying last night's game, leaping to catch Manny Ramirez's HR try in the 8th. The Yankees held on to win, 2-1, behind Chien-Ming Wang (6-2) and Mariano Rivera (12th save). The Yanks (35-22) now lead the Bosox (33-23) by 1.5. Tonight: Jared Wright (3-3) vs. Curt Schilling (8-2), 7:05 pm start on YES & WCBS Radio.
Giants' Jason Schmidt fans 16
Schmidt (6-2) tied a 102-year-old team record held by Christy Mathewson in Miami last night, shutting down the Marlins 2-1 with a 16-K, 7-hit complete game... On Monday, Barry Bonds belted his 716th HR.
Bonghitters look to extend winning streak
Weather permitting - it's raining today in New York - High Times' slugging stoners will take on Rolling Stone tomorrow in Central Park. The Bonghitters are 5-0.