NY Mets 4, Houston 3
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(4-4)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 10 1
NY Mets 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 X 4 7 1
WP: M. Matthews (1-0) S: B. Looper (1)
LP: J. Franco (0-1)
(4-5)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: NY Mets
- D. Mientkiewicz singled to right, C. Beltran scored, M. Piazza to second
Top 2nd: Houston
- A. Everett hit sacrifice fly to center, B. Backe scored
Top 6th: Houston
- B. Backe singled to center, W. Taveras scored
Bot 7th: NY Mets
- M. Anderson grounded out to first, D. Wright scored, V. Diaz to third
- J. Reyes singled to pitcher, V. Diaz scored
- M. Cairo safe at first on third baseman M. Lamb's fielding error, J. Reyes scored
 Houston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
A. Everett ss 4 0 0 1 0 1 2 .129
C. Biggio 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .406
    E. Bruntlett 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
J. Bagwell 1b 5 0 2 0 0 1 3 .258
M. Lamb 3b 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .143
J. Lane rf 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .303
L. Scott lf 4 0 3 1 1 0 0 .316
B. Ausmus c 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .083
W. Taveras cf 3 1 0 0 1 1 5 .370
B. Backe p 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 .667
    J. Franco p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    D. Wheeler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    O. Palmeiro ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .400
    C. Harville p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 35 3 10 3 6 5 20  
 Batting
2B - C Biggio (5, V Zambrano); J Lane (4, V Zambrano).
3B - B Backe (1, V Zambrano).
SF - A Everett.
RBI - L Scott (1), A Everett (2), B Backe (1).
2-out RBI - L Scott.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Bagwell 2, B Ausmus 2, W Taveras 3.
Team LOB - 12.
 Base Running
SB - J Lane (1, 3rd base off V Zambrano/M Piazza), L Scott (1, 2nd base off V Zambrano/M Piazza), W Taveras (3, 2nd base off V Zambrano/M Piazza), O Palmeiro (1, 2nd base off M Aybar/R Castro).
 
 Fielding
E - M Lamb (1, ground ball).
 NY Mets
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Reyes ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .333
M. Cairo 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
C. Beltran cf 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 .314
M. Piazza c 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .148
    M. Aybar p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    R. Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    B. Looper p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
D. Mientkiewicz 1b 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .312
D. Wright 3b 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 .219
C. Woodward lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .250
V. Diaz rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .300
V. Zambrano p 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
    M. Matthews p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    M. Anderson ph 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .625
    R. Castro c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375
 Totals 32 4 7 3 3 7 13  
 Batting
2B - C Woodward (1, B Backe); V Diaz (1, B Backe).
RBI - D Mientkiewicz (3), M Anderson (1), J Reyes (4).
2-out RBI - D Mientkiewicz, J Reyes.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Piazza 1, D Wright 1, J Reyes 1.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - J Reyes (3, 2nd base off D Wheeler/B Ausmus).
 
 Fielding
E - M Piazza (1, throw).
 Houston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Backe 6.1 5 3 3 2 4 0 3.97
J. Franco (L, 0-1; BS, 1) 0.1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
D. Wheeler 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.93
C. Harville 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
 NY Mets
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
V. Zambrano 6.0 9 3 3 4 4 0 4.09
M. Matthews (W, 1-0) 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
M. Aybar (H, 2) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 8.44
R. Hernandez (H, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
B. Looper (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.20
Pitches-strikes - B Backe 93-59; J Franco 10-5; D Wheeler 12-7; C Harville 17-13; V Zambrano 105-61; M Matthews 20-11; M Aybar 16-9; R Hernandez 2-2; B Looper 7-5.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Backe 4-11; J Franco 1-0; D Wheeler 1-0; C Harville 0-0; V Zambrano 5-8; M Matthews 0-2; M Aybar 1-1; R Hernandez 0-1; B Looper 2-1.
Batters faced - B Backe 26; J Franco 2; D Wheeler 3; C Harville 4; V Zambrano 30; M Matthews 5; M Aybar 3; R Hernandez 1; B Looper 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Gary Darling. 1B--Larry Poncino. 2B--Mark Wegner. 3B--Paul Nauert.
Time: 3:03.
Attendance: 17,214.
Weather: 52 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, right to left.

Updated on Friday, Apr 15, 2005 3:07 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Houston
L. Scott L. Scott
3-4
1 RBI
 NY Mets
D. Mientkiewicz D. Mientkiewicz
2-4
1 RBI