NY Mets 3, Houston 2, 13 innings
Preview - Box Score - Recap

    4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 R H E
NY Mets 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 7 1
Houston 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 14 0
WP: D. Wheeler (2-0)
LP: B. Backe (1-1)
 Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Houston
-J. Bagwell singled to left center, C. Biggio scored
Bot 6th: Houston
-R. Clemens singled to right, J. Kent scored, M. Ensberg to third, B. Ausmus to second
Top 9th: NY Mets
-M. Piazza homered to deep center, E. Valent scored
Top 13th: NY Mets
-J. Phillips homered to deep left
 NY Mets
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
E. Valent rf 6 1 2 0 0 2 1 .304
K. Matsui ss 6 0 0 0 0 2 3 .248
C. Floyd lf 5 0 0 0 0 4 2 .289
M. Piazza 1b 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 .288
    T. Wigginton 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212
T. Zeile 3b-1b 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .277
V. Wilson c 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .219
    M. Stanton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
    K. Garcia ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .242
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
M. Cameron cf 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .209
D. Garcia 2b 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .232
M. Ginter p 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
    R. Bottalico p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. McEwing ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
    B. Looper p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    J. Phillips c 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .178
 Totals 46 3 7 3 1 17 11  
 Batting
2B - E Valent (4, O Dotel).
HR - M Piazza (8, 9th inning off O Dotel 1 on, 2 Out), J Phillips (1, 13th inning off B Backe 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - M Piazza 2 (17), J Phillips (12).
2-out RBI - M Piazza 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Floyd 1.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
SB - K Matsui (3, 2nd base off D Miceli/B Ausmus).
 
 Fielding
E - T Zeile (3, ground ball).
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Biggio cf 6 1 2 0 0 2 6 .318
A. Everett ss 6 0 0 0 0 1 3 .271
J. Bagwell 1b 6 0 2 1 1 2 0 .301
J. Kent 2b 6 1 1 0 1 4 2 .285
L. Berkman lf 5 0 2 0 1 1 4 .316
M. Ensberg 3b 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 .284
J. Lane rf 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .240
    D. Miceli p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
    J. Vizcaino ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .150
    B. Backe p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
B. Ausmus c 6 0 2 0 0 0 6 .259
R. Clemens p 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 .222
    B. Lidge p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Lamb ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .308
    O. Dotel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Hidalgo rf 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .295
 Totals 50 2 14 2 4 13 32  
 Batting
S - A Everett, R Clemens, C Biggio, M Ensberg.
RBI - J Bagwell (21), R Clemens (4).
2-out RBI - R Clemens.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Everett 1, C Biggio 4, B Ausmus 1, L Berkman 2, M Ensberg 1.
Team LOB - 17.
 NY Mets
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
M. Ginter 5.2 8 2 1 1 4 0 1.59
R. Bottalico 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.04
B. Looper 2.0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
M. Stanton 2.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 4.43
D. Wheeler (W, 2-0) 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 5.31
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
R. Clemens 7.0 2 0 0 1 10 0 1.72
B. Lidge 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45
O. Dotel 2.0 2 2 2 0 5 1 3.60
D. Miceli 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.78
B. Backe (L, 1-1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 4.34
IBB - J Bagwell (by M Stanton).
Pitches-strikes - M Ginter 91-60; R Bottalico 13-10; B Looper 33-25; M Stanton 31-13; D Wheeler 31-24; R Clemens 106-71; B Lidge 7-6; O Dotel 39-28; D Miceli 28-18; B Backe 17-10.
Ground balls-fly balls - M Ginter 4-9; R Bottalico 1-0; B Looper 0-3; M Stanton 4-2; D Wheeler 1-2; R Clemens 5-6; B Lidge 1-2; O Dotel 0-1; D Miceli 4-1; B Backe 1-1.
Batters faced - M Ginter 27; R Bottalico 4; B Looper 9; M Stanton 10; D Wheeler 8; R Clemens 24; B Lidge 3; O Dotel 8; D Miceli 8; B Backe 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Mike Everitt. 1B--Mark Wegner. 2B--Larry Young. 3B--Angel Hernandez.
Ejections: NY METS' Howe by Young (6th).
Time: 4:04.
Attendance: 43,247.
Weather: INDOORS
Game Notes
NEW YORK MANAGER ART HOWE WAS EJECTED IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH INNING BY SECOND BASE UPMIRE LARRY YOUNG FOR ARGUING A PLAY AT SECOND BASE.

Updated on Sunday, May 16, 2004 6:38 pm ET

 
 Top Performers
 NY Mets
M. Piazza M. Piazza
1-4, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Houston
J. Bagwell J. Bagwell
2-6
1 RBI