July 13, 2007

Mets Overcome Arroyo In Win

Marty Noble at Mets.com writes about the Mets 3-2 win over the Reds:

Not only does Jose Reyes hit a home run leading off the first inning, but with no one on and no one out in the Mets' first, Ruben Gotay hits another. A second leadoff home run, if you will. A second leadoff home run in one inning if you stretch the definition enough to reach the wall in right-center field.

El Duque (5-4) pitched six innings, one less than Arroyo (3-10), allowing three hits, walking two and striking out seven. Afforded that 2-0 lead, he allowed the Reds to tie the score almost immediately. A two-out single by Scott Hatteberg drove in two runs in the second, but only after Hernandez had walked Arroyo to load the bases.

Milledge, stealing on the pitch, arrived at the plate almost simultaneously with Freel's weak throw. He tagged the plate with his hand -- not Willie Randolph's recommended way to slide -- and the Mets had enough to make Hernandez a winning pitcher.

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