The Mets beat the Colorado Rockies this afternoon by a
score of 3-0 and have now extended their winning streak to eight straight games.
Pedro Martinez started and was cruising along with a
shutout until he was taken out of the game in the fourth inning with what is
being described as a right shoulder strain. He seemed to be in good spirits and
remained in the dugout for the remainder of the game. Before he left he pitched
4 shutout innings and allowed just one hit.
The bullpen was fantastic yet again, this time shutting
down the Rockies offense for five no-hit innings. Carlos Muniz led the way with
two solid innings, and Scott Schoeneweis, Aaron Heilman and Billy Wagner each
pitched a scoreless inning as well. For Carlos Muniz it was his first major
The Mets got on the board in the fourth inning on a double
by Carlos Beltran who then stole third base and scored on a Fernando Tatis RBI
single. Jose Reyes drove a solo homer over the wall in the fifth inning to
make it 2-0.
Every hitter in the starting lineup had exactly one hit
which was pretty cool. Brian Schneider also had three walks to go with his hit.
Speed Kills! The Mets had four stolen bases in the game
(none from Jose!), one each from Carlos Beltran, Argenis Reyes, Fernando Tatis
and David Wright. They lead the majors in steals.
With the Phillies losing, the Mets are now only a half game out of first place. They play the last game before the All Star break tomorrow with their hottest pitcher, Mike Pelfrey on the mound. Lets Go Mets!
Reyes, J, SS
Reyes, A, 2B
Martinez, P, P
Muniz (W, 1-1)
Heilman (H, 11)
Schoeneweis (H, 10)
Wagner (S, 22)