Jun 8, 2019

Remembering Mets History: (2005) Pedro Martinez Tosses A Two Hit Shutout

Tuesday June 7th 2005: The 2005 Mets were playing better baseball than they had in since the Pennant of 2000. With the new additions of Carlos Beltran & Pedro Martinez there was a new excitement at Shea Stadium. 

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). 

Starting Lineups

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.

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