Mets Win Series, But Lose Finale To Sox 12-5

An article by posted on May 24, 2009

After the Mets got a little help from technology to complete a late rally and win a second consecutive game, the Mets look to take game three and sweep the Red Sox at Fenway. The Mets will have their newly acquired Tim Redding who is getting his second start with a 0-0 record and a 3.00 ERA. The Mets will go up against the knuckleballer Tim Wakefield who is 5-2 with a 3.59 ERA. Let the battle of the Tims begin!

Tim Redding has never won at Fenway Park. In two career starts in Boston, he is 0-2 with a 12.72 ERA.

Wakefield is 2-3 lifetime against the Mets, with a 2.43 ERA in seven career appearances.

Today’s Qoute

“I’ve never experienced pain like I have right right now,” Frankie Rodriguez said. “The pain is strong, even to walk.”

Pitching

First, second, third run: 2nd inning, Lowell homered to left, Bay and Drew scored.
Fourth run: 5th inning, Kottaras doubled to deep right center, Drew scored, Lowell to third.
Fifth run: 5th inning, Kottaras doubled to deep right center, Drew scored, Lowell to third.
Sixth run: 5th inning, Green singled to right, Lowell and Kottaras scored, Green out at second.
Seventh run: 6th inning, Bay singled to left center, Pedroia scored, Youkilis to third.
Eight run: 6th inning, Drew doubled to right, Youkilis scored, Bay to third.
Ninth run: 7th inning, Pedroia singled to left, Green scored, Ellsbury to second.
Tenth, eleventh, twelfth run: Youkilis homered to left, Ellsbury and Pedroia scored.

PitchersIP H RERBBSOHRPC-STERA
T Redding (L, 0-1)4.286644194-536.75
S Green0.11000001-17.36
K Takahashi0.201111014-73.86
B Stokes1.165511133-202.89
P Feliciano1.010001013-92.50
Totals8.0161212672155-90

Hitting

First run: 2nd inning, Castro homered to left.
Second run: 3rd inning, Beltran grounded out to shortstop, Castillo scored, Murphy to third.
Third run: 3rd inning, Wright singled to left center, Murphy scored, Sheffield to second.
Fourth run: 3rd inning, Reed singled to right, Sheffield scored, Wright to second.
Fifth run: 5th inning, Sheffield singled to left, Pagan scored, Beltran to second.

1. Murphy: 1-4   .248
2. Pagan: 0-1   .286
3. Beltran: 1-4   .361
4. Sheffield: 1-3   .263
5. Wright: 1-3   .350
6. Reed: 1-4   .311
7. Castro: 2-4   .253
8. Martinez: 0-3   .087
   a- Tatis: 0-1   .278
9. Castillo: 1-4   .273

a- Tatis pinch hit in 8th.

HR: Castro (3)
RBI: Castro (13), Beltran (30), Wright (30), Reed (3), Sheffield (11)
R: Castro (5), Castillo (22), Murphy (20), Sheffield (20), Pagan (2)
2B: Castro (4)
Sac: Pagan (2)
K: Sheffield (15), Murphy (13), Reed (10), Pagan (6), Wright (44)
BB: Pagan 2 (1,2), Murphy (15), Sheffield (18)

Baserunning/Fielding

SB: Pagan (3)

Additional Info

Happy birthday to Bill Wakefield, Tim Wakefield’s father, who played for the Mets in 1964.

Rain delay: 35 minutes, bottom of the first.

Back-to-back games where the instant replay was needed. Youkilis’ homerun was fair of foul. FOUL!

Takahashi balked in the 6th inning.

Mets finish road series, 5-5.

The NL East took 3 of the series against the AL East in inter-league play.

Game Ball

Castro (HR)

Game ends: 5:07 P.M.

Up Next

John Maine (3-3, 4.53) will begin the Mets home series against the Nationals’ pitching ace John Lannan (2-3, 3.63).

Happy Memorial Day to all of those who have served this country.

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