Willie Randolph's Mets were in second place (31-27) hosting Phil Garner's sixth place Houston Astros. The two big pitchers went at it tonight, Pedro Martinez (6-1) against a struggling Roy Oswalt (6-6).
|Houston Astros||New York Mets|
|1||Orlando Palmeiro||CF||1||Jose Reyes||SS|
|2||Chris Burke||LF||2||Mike Cameron||RF|
|3||Craig Biggio||2B||3||Carlos Beltran||CF|
|4||Lance Berkman||RF||4||Cliff Floyd||LF|
|5||Morgan Ensberg||3B||5||Mike Piazza||C|
|6||Mike Lamb||1B||6||Marlon Anderson||1B|
|7||Adam Everett||SS||7||David Wright||3B|
|8||Brad Ausmus||C||8||Kazuo Matsui||2B|
|9||Roy Oswalt||P||9||Pedro Martinez||P|
Pedro wowed the 39, 953 fans at Shea, tossing a two hit complete game shut out. He would match his season high with 12 strike outs, allowing just one run & one walk. The only run came on a Chris Burke solo HR.
The Mets gave Pedro some run support early on, in the 1st inning, Mike Cameron & Cliff Floyd both doubled for the first run.
In the 5th Pedro himself singled & Mike Cameron followed with another. Carlos Beltran added a base hit scoring Pedro with the second Mets run.
In the 7th, Beltran had a two out single, then advanced on a wild pitch. Cliff Floyd was hit by a pitch & Mike Piazza walked to load them up. Marlon Anderson then came through with an infield single, as Beltran scored. It was all New York needed in the 3-1 win.