Monday, July 18, 2005

Mets Settle for Split

Leave it to Pedro Martinez. The Mets needed a win yesterday to salvage a split with the Atlanta Braves, and like he's done all year, he's delivered. Pedro's line included six shutout innings, two hits and five strikeouts. Three different relievers pitched the final three innings, and with only 61 pitches, Pedro earned his eleventh win.

Mike Cameron had a pretty big day. He's been in an extended hitting slump (his average has dropped to .269 when it was around or over .300 through the end of June), but he hit a two run homer and had three hits. In all, he drove in three runs.

Jose Reyes scored three runs and stole his 27th base.

The win put the Mets in a tie with the Marlins at seven games back. The Mets have actually picked up a few games on the Nationals (who have lost seven of their last ten), but they need to bridge that gap even more. The trade deadline is coming up, and we need to figure out of if we'll be buyers or sellers.

The Padres are on deck tomorrow. Two of three would be nice.


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