Tim Redding had his second straight bad start today and that puts the Mets out of the game early. Going up against Josh Johnson and with a Mets lineup filled with backup’s, Redding had to be very good and he wasn’t. He gave up 7 runs and couldn’t even get an out in the fifth inning when he was pulled by Jerry Manuel. The bullpen came in and did a good job again, highlighted by Ken Takahashi going 3 innings in releif without giving up a run.
There wasn’t much in the Mets offense to write about. Several of the regulars were sitting out and Carlos Beltran had to leave the game due to stomach problems. Fernando Martinez got his first big league hit and RBI going 2- for-5 with a double.