Mets Game 40: Win Over Yankees
Mets 7 Yankees 4
Johan Santana allowed four earned runs, but was in complete control of the game and pitched into the eighth inning in leading the Mets to a much-needed win over the crosstown Yankees.
Both David Wright and Carlos Beltran had 3-for-5 days, scoring four runs between them, and both Wright and Jose Reyes sent balls over the wall to propel the offense.
The Mets were stymied by starter Andy Pettitte the first time through the lineup, but got to him the second time around, scoring three runs in the fourth to go ahead for good.
Billy Wagner made a rare 8th inning entry to rescue Johan, then struggled a bit in the ninth before notching his ninth save of the season.
Carlos Beltran slammed his third triple of the year in the eighth off Joba Chamberlain. He eventually scored on a rare two-out RBI single by Carlos Delgado.
Until that single, Oldgado was looking awful, striking out twice and popping up weakly. Though he did sneak in another single at some point in the game … I must have missed it.
The final game of the series will be played tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium at 8pm. Oliver Perez goes against Chien-Ming Wang. Unfortunately, the game will be carried on FOX (oops, I meant ESPN … almost as bad). You can also catch it on WFAN and XM 186. Kind of strange the Mets aren’t giving John Maine the start, but oh well.