May 09, 2007

Mets Rally Late For Series Win

Marty Noble at, writes about today's ninth inning rally agenst the Giants for the series win:

David Wright doubled with the bases loaded and one out to produce the Mets' margin of victory in their fifth victory in seven games against the National League West. The rally began with Paul Lo Duca's fifth hit in two games. After a forceout and a walk to Endy Chavez, a popup to short right field by Jose Reyes fell uncaught between right fielder Todd Linden and second baseman Ray Durham, loading the bases for Wright.

Billy Wagner pitched a perfect ninth inning for his eighth save of the year.

The Mets had tied the score in the eighth on a base hit by Carlos Delgado against Brad Hennessey with one out. Delgado hit a line drive to left-center that normally would have produced a single. But with the Giants outfielders over-shifted to right, Carlos Beltran, running with the pitch, scored from first base, and Delgado was credited with a double.

Delgado had produced the Mets' first run in the fourth inning when he hit his second home run, the third of his career into McCovey Cove, against Matt Morris. Ruben Gotay had hit his first home run in the third.

Unbeaten Mets starter John Maine allowed a two-run home run by leadoff man Dave Roberts in the fifth inning and a run in the fourth on a wild pitch. That run might have been averted, but Gotay, playing second base, had a low throw to second on a potential double-play ball with one out, and the inning was extended.

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