David “Dudley do” Wright rescued the New York Mets from certain peril, getting their offense untracked with 4 hits, the most important of which was his 10th inning, tie breaking 2-run double off of Joel Hanrahan, his second double of the game.Â That hit gave the Mets the lead and Frankie Rodriguez sent the Washington Nationals down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 10th to record his 15th save in 15 attempts and give the Mets the 3-1 victory.
Wright scored the Mets’ first run of the game.Â He doubled to lead off the 2nd inning and eventually scored on a groundout by Fernando Tatis.Â The Nationals scored their only run of the game in the 6th inning off of Met starter Tim Redding.Â Josh Bard doubled and scored on a single by pinch hitter Alberto Gonzalez.Â Redding pitched well, allowing just the one run in 6 innings.Â It was Redding’s 2nd quality start in 4 appearances.
The Mets ran the bases like Amish on Rumspringa, that is to say with reckless abandon.Â In the 1st inning with 2 outs, Carlos Beltran attempted to stretch a double into a triple and was thrown out at 3rd on a nice relay from ex-Met Anderson Hernandez.Â In the 6th, Wright attempted to advance from 1st to 3rd on an errant pick off throw and was thrown out by a considerable margin.Â After his go ahead double, Wright was thrown out attempting to steal 3rd.
After Redding kept his team in the game, the Mets got 4 innings of scoreless relief.Â Brian Stokes, Bobby Parnell, Sean Green and Rodriguez threw 1 shutout inning each.Â Green, who picked up the win has been very solid of late.Â In his last 8 appearances he has thrown 8 1/3 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits.Â So the Mets put an end to their losing streak at 3 games, and now prepare to face the Nationals again tomorrow night.
Box score courtesy yahoo.com
|A. Cora ss||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||4||.300|
|L. Castillo 2b||5||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||3||.281|
|C. Beltran cf||4||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||.353|
|D. Wright 3b||5||1||4||2||0||0||0||0||0||.338|
|D. Murphy 1b||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||3||.242|
|F. Tatis lf||3||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||1||.271|
|F. Martinez rf||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||0||5||.200|
|B. Schneider c||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.207|
|E. Brown ph||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.000|
|O. Santos c||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.258|
|T. Redding p||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||.200|
|G. Sheffield ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||2||.266|
|B. Stokes p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|B. Parnell p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|J. Reed ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.317|
|S. Green p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|F. Rodriguez p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|C. Guzman ss||5||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333|
|N. Johnson 1b||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||0||2||.323|
|R. Zimmerman 3b||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||.320|
|A. Dunn lf||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||1||.258|
|E. Dukes cf||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||4||.262|
|A. Kearns rf||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||.220|
|J. Bard c||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.214|
|A. Hernandez 2b||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.278|
|S. Martis p||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.238|
|A. Gonzalez ph||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||.283|
|J. Bergmann p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|R. Villone p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|M. MacDougal p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|R. Belliard ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.176|
|J. Beimel p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|J. Hanrahan p||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|W. Harris ph||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.269|
|S. Green (W, 1-2)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.52||5.70|
|F. Rodriguez (S, 15)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.97||0.70|
|J. Hanrahan (L, 0-3)||2.0||3||2||2||1||1||0||1.90||6.84|
|WP – R Parnell, J Hanrahan.|
|IBB – N Johnson (by T Redding), A Dunn (by R Parnell).|
|HBP – F Tatis (by J Bergmann).|
|Pitches-strikes – T Redding 88-50; B Stokes 12-7; R Parnell 13-5; S Green 9-7; F Rodriguez 13-9; S Martis 110-63; J Bergmann 14-8; R Villone 10-3; M MacDougal 6-5; J Beimel 20-11; J Hanrahan 38-24.|
|Ground balls-fly balls – T Redding 7-9; B Stokes 0-2; R Parnell 1-2; S Green 2-0; F Rodriguez 2-0; S Martis 8-5; J Bergmann 1-1; R Villone 0-1; M MacDougal 1-0; J Beimel 0-2; J Hanrahan 2-2.|
|Batters faced – T Redding 24; B Stokes 3; R Parnell 5; S Green 3; F Rodriguez 3; S Martis 20; J Bergmann 4; R Villone 2; M MacDougal 2; J Beimel 6; J Hanrahan 9.|
|Umpires: HP–Jim Joyce. 1B–Brian Runge. 2B–Derryl Cousins. 3B–D.J. Reyburn.
Weather: 62 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 3 mph, in from left.