Monday, August 21, 2006

Happy Recap: Mets 2 Rockies 0

After a temporary hiccup in Philadelphia the Mets swept the Rockies, giving them a 4-game winning streak. And an 8-game winning streak at Shea.

Also getting past his trouble in Philadelphia was El Duque who was awesome in getting out of a couple jams.
In the fifth inning Hawpe singled and Torrealba doubled, leaving second and third with no one out. But El Duque fought through it striking out Barmes, Jennings and Carroll.
He walked the leadoff batter in the 6th, but he was caught stealing. Then a double with two outs was no problem as he struck out Atkins.
Six innings was enough for him though as he had thrown 114 pitches.
El Duque also reached base twice in this game, once on a single, once on an error, and stole the first base of his career.

All the offense was provided by the two rejuvenated Carloses. Delgado hit his 29th in the second inning and Beltran hit his 35th to lead off the 6th.

Chad Bradford pitched the 7th, Aaron Heilman pitched the 8th and Billy Wagner pitched the 9th. The relievers allowed no hits and only one walk. Wagner picked up his 31st save despite pitching for the fourth straight day. It was the 315th of his career moving him past Robb Nen for 14th all-time.


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