Sunday, September 09, 2007

Happy Recap: Mets 4 Astros 1

Pedro pitches 5 shutout innings, but it isn't as great as it sounds. He was in trouble in almost every inning and threw 92 pitches in total. But he got the job done, and as long as he is healthy this has to be considered a successful outing.

In the second inning he got Pence to ground out with the bases loaded after he hit Oswalt with a pitch (a HBP that should not have been granted since Oswalt didn't try to get out of the way).
In the third inning he struck out the first three guys, but Biggio reached first on a wild pitch. He stranded 2 runners in the inning but failed to tie the record for most strikeouts in one inning.
And in the 5th inning he once again got the Astros to strand 3 runners on base.
9 runners in all left on base during Pedro's 5 innings.

The Astros left 3 more runners on base in the 6th, but Willie let Mota work out of trouble after his bonehead play put runners on first and second (he should have taken the sure out) he struck out two in a row and got out of the inning.

As far as the offense, Pedro scored a run after he doubled to left. Beltran had earlier in the game driven in Castillo to tie Wright for the club lead in RBI.

Pedro calls this move pumping

Alou hit a 2-run homer to give the Mets a 4-0 lead.

Wagner got the save without allowing a run.

It was the Mets second sweep at home this year, the first was against Oakland in late June. Four other times they lost the third game after winning the first two of a series.

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