The Mets swept the Braves in this three game series with a tremendous win in the bottom of the ninth. David Wright doubled in the inning and Carlos Delgado drove him in with a line drive to left field that Omar Infante lost in the lights.
Pedro Martinez went seven innings giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk. He also had six strikeouts. His first pitch of the game was crushed for a homer by Yunel Escobar. This is the kind of performance that we can expect from Pedro on a regular basis at this point. He’s an average pitcher.
Luis Ayala did a nice job in relief to finish the eighth and cruise through the ninth.
The offense came from Carlos Delgado with a 5 for 5 night. His first five hit game in ten years. He also had three RBI’s including the game winner. David Wright also had three hits including a solo homer in the fifth and the clutch double in the ninth.
The down side is that the Mets left nine runners on base in the game, but a win is a win.
The Phillies lost to the Nationals so the Mets take a 2.5 game lead in the division.