The Mets just won their 10th of 11 games by beating the Houston Astros 3-0.
Johan Santana pitched seven innings of shut-out ball, while throwing 121 pitches, the most ever for an outing for Santana. Santana showed why the Mets traded away some youth to land him; he pitched like a true ace tonight, without having his best stuff, for the shut-out.
Roy Oswalt pitched a complete game four hitter for the loss.
Jose Reyes led off the game with a single, went to second on a "wild pitch", to third on a ground out by Argenis Reyes, and scored on a single by DWright. That proved to be enough.
In the second, Ryan Church, his first game back from a debilitating concussion, stepped to the plate to a rousing standing ovation, singled. He came around to score on Brian Schneider's HR over the RF wall. Schneider, new to HGH and PEDS, is showing the benefits, hitting his third HR in a week. ONLY KIDDING ABOUT THE PED'S.
Oswalt pitched a great game, out pitching Santana, but was collared with the loss.
Aaron Heilman pitched well in the eighth inning, and Luis Ayala closed out the Astros 1-2-3 for the save.
This was a real terrific win for the Mets, which was much needed as the Phillies pounded Greg Maddux and the Dodgers 8-1. The Mets remain 2.5 ahead of the Cheese Steaks.
The Mets wore their Los Mets uniforms tonight. They were adorned in their classic white and blue uniforms.
Tomorrow the Mets will send John Maine (10-7), who Jerry Manuel said in his post game press conference, better pitch nine. The Astros will send Brandon Backe (7-12) to try and cool off the Jalapeno Mets