Pedro Martinez was dominating, except for a fourth-inning hiccup that ended up being the difference against the Mariners. The loss snapped Martinez's career-long 13-game win streak against Seattle. David Wright's RBI triple in the seventh snapped the Mets' 17-inning scoreless streak.
One night after a pair of Mariners pitchers combined on a shutout, Ryan Franklin followed up nicely. The formerly hard-luck Franklin held the Mets in check for eight innings as Seattle won for the fourth time in five games. Randy Winn's two-run single keyed a big fourth inning.
IBB: Hansen (by Bell). Pitches-strikes: Martinez 99-70, Ring 21-12, Bell 15-8, Franklin 111-70, Guardado 22-15. Ground outs-fly outs: Martinez 5-6, Ring 0-1, Bell 2-0, Franklin 11-8, Guardado 0-2. Batters faced: Martinez 27, Ring 5, Bell 4, Franklin 30, Guardado 4. Inherited runners-scored: Bell 1-0. EjectionsSeattle Mariners Manager Mike Hargrove ejected by HP umpire Dale Scott. (1st); Seattle Mariners first baseman Richie Sexson ejected by HP umpire Dale Scott. (1st). Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Tim Tschida. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Dan Iassogna. Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 4 mph, In from LF. T: 2:30. Att: 45,841.
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner