This was the second game of a doubleheader in which the Mets had lost the first game 3-2. A good crowd of 41,477 check in by the second game & were in for a big hitting scoring day.
This game featured the MLB debut of Mike Pelfrey as he went up against Ricky Nolasco.
|Florida Marlins||New York Mets|
|1||Alfredo Amezaga||CF||1||Endy Chavez||RF|
|2||Hanley Ramirez||SS||2||Paul Lo Duca||C|
|3||Dan Uggla||2B||3||Carlos Beltran||CF|
|4||Miguel Cabrera||3B||4||David Wright||3B|
|5||Mike Jacobs||1B||5||Cliff Floyd||LF|
|6||Joe Borchard||LF||6||Jose Valentin||2B|
|7||Jeremy Hermida||RF||7||Julio Franco||1B|
|8||Matt Treanor||C||8||Chris Woodward||SS|
|9||Ricky Nolasco||P||9||Mike Pelfrey||P|
Pelfrey was fine, pitching five innings, allowing two runs on five hits striking out three. He would be relieved by Henry Owens who would pitch just three games as a New York Met. Pedro Feliciano & Aaron Heilman would close it out, as Pelfrey got his first career win.
In the 2nd inning, the Mets knocked Nolasco out. With two outs Paul Loduca was hit by a pitch, Beltran then singles & David Wright drew a walk. Nolasco walked Cliff Floyd & then final blow came as Jose Valentin continued his big day. Valentin tripled to right field clearing the bases with his seven RBIs for the day, giving the Mets a 9-2 lead.
In the 4th inning, Beltran led off with a walk. With one out, Cliff Floyd hit his 7th HR of the year coming off Jason Vargas, making it 11-3 Mets.
In the 5th the Mets attack continued, three straight singles by Chris Woodward, Xavier Nady & Endy Chavez started it off. Then back to back ground rule doubles by David Wright & Cliff Floyd made it a 16-3 game. For Floyd LoDuca & Wright scored with his fourth & fifth RBIs of the day.
The big day had Valentin with
two hits & seven RBIs. Cliff Floyd having one of his best days of the year, had three hits, with a HR five RBIs & five runs scored.
Paul LoDuca had a two hit day, with three RBIs & Endy Chavez had himself a three hit day as well.
At the end of this day the Mets had a 12 game lead over the second place Philadelphia Phillies & a 12.5 lead over the Florida Marlins in third place.