Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Mets Top Phillies With Big Second Inning

A big four run second inning put the Mets in front for good. Carlos Beltran went two for five. He drove in two and he scored a run. Jose Reyes also had a big game. He tripled for the eighth time this season as he went three for five with a stolen base and two runs. Once again, Reyes has just as many triples as he does walks (8).

Kris Benson took advantage of the nice cushion the Mets offense provided. In six innings of work, he gave up nine hits, five runs (four earned) and he struck out two. Brandon Looper threw the ninth and earned his fourteenth save of the season.

The Nationals lost, so the Met's deficit was shaved to 6 1/2 games. They now a game and a half back of the fourth place Marlins. Hopefully Victor Zambrano will be able to best an equally wild Robinson Tejada. The rookie has posted solid numbers despite a 14/17 strikeout to walk ratio this season. Of course Zambrano's 46/41 isn't a whole lot better.

Whether you're watching the game online, listening to it on the radio, or catching it on TV, be sure to stop by Amazin' Avenue. He gets a ton of chatters while the games going on. Last night's game garnered 108 comments.


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