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Desert an oasis for Mets
Mets coast in Phoenix
Mike Jacobs and David Wright each homered twice and joined Jose Reyes as Mets who fell just a hit short of the cycle as the offense put together another gigantic night in Phoenix. Lost amid the hitting clinic was yet another strong outing from Jae Seo, who improved to 4-0 since his recall.
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Mets 18, Diamondbacks 4
Mike Jacobs homered for the fourth time in as many career games. (Paul Connors/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rough night for D-Backs
The Diamondbacks' pitching and hitting woes continued on Wednesday, when they dropped their third straight to the Mets, their ninth loss in 11 games. Arizona has now been outscored 36-6 in the series. Shawn Green provided one of the Diamondbacks' lone highlights, blasting his 300th career homer in the eighth inning.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 24, 2005
NYM
NY Mets (66-60)
Won 3
NY Mets 18, Arizona 4   ARI
Arizona (58-70)
Lost 4
August 24, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 5 2 1 5 3 1 0 1   18 20 1
Arizona
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0   4 8 0
Standings through 8/24/05  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Diamondbacks Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS5334100.279
Matsui, 2B4030101.232
Beltran, CF3001003.265
a-Woodward, PH-LF2010002.299
Floyd, LF4000002.284
Williams, CF2000002.231
Wright, 3B5442100.314
Diaz, RF6221022.266
Jacobs, 1B5544101.538
Castro, C3322201.259
DiFelice, C1000010.077
Seo, P2112101.118
b-Offerman, PH1000000.226
Heilman, P0000000.000
Totals431820167315 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Beltran in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Seo in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Diaz 2 (12, Ortiz, Lyon), Wright (35, Ortiz), Jacobs (1, Ortiz), Seo (1, Ortiz), Castro 2 (12, Aquino, Groom).
3B: Reyes (13, Ortiz).
HR: Jacobs 2 (4, 2nd inning off Ortiz, 1 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Valverde, 0 on, 2 out), Reyes (6, 5th inning off Aquino, 2 on, 1 out), Wright 2 (20, 6th inning off Groom, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Lyon, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Reyes 8; Matsui 3; Woodward; Wright 11; Diaz 4; Jacobs 11; Castro 4; Seo 2.
RBI: Diaz (27), Jacobs 4 (9), Seo 2 (4), Beltran (60), Castro 2 (33), Reyes 4 (54), Wright 2 (82).
2-out RBI: Jacobs 2; Seo; Reyes.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Floyd; Woodward; Castro; Williams.
S: Seo.
SF: Beltran.
GIDP: Beltran.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Diaz (4, 3rd base off Ortiz/Stinnett).

FIELDING
E: Matsui (7, throw).
DP: (Matsui-Reyes-Jacobs).

 
ArizonaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Counsell, 2B4000010.275
Clayton, SS4100000.273
Gonzalez, L, LF3020000.281
Lyon, P0000000.000
Worrell, P0000000.000
b-Clark, PH1000011.318
Valverde, P0000000.000
Green, S, CF-RF4112002.290
Tracy, RF-LF4010000.290
Cintron, 3B4110011.257
Jackson, 1B4121000.200
Stinnett, C4011012.291
Ortiz, P1000000.259
Aquino, P0000000.000
a-McCracken, PH1000002.223
Groom, P0000000.000
Terrero, CF1000001.262
Totals35484049 

a-Lined out for Aquino in the 5th. b-Struck out for Worrell in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Stinnett (2, Seo).
HR: Green, S (19, 8th inning off Heilman, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Gonzalez, L 2; Green, S 4; Tracy; Cintron; Jackson 2; Stinnett 2.
RBI: Jackson (5), Stinnett (9), Green, S 2 (65).
2-out RBI: Jackson; Stinnett; Green, S 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCracken; Terrero.
GIDP: Green, S.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Tracy (Castro at home).
DP: (Counsell-Jackson-Clayton-Ortiz).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Seo (W, 6-1)7.07220201.30
Heilman 2.01200213.80
 
ArizonaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ortiz (L, 4-8)4.07885016.95
Aquino 1.04552119.12
Groom 1.05330015.61
Lyon 1.02110015.25
Worrell 1.01000005.72
Valverde 1.01110213.02

WP: Seo, Ortiz, Aquino.
IBB: Castro (by Ortiz).
HBP: Matsui (by Worrell).
Pitches-strikes: Seo 95-67, Heilman 26-22, Ortiz 85-46, Aquino 37-21, Groom 34-25, Lyon 18-11, Worrell 18-13, Valverde 19-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Seo 8-11, Heilman 3-1, Ortiz 9-2, Aquino 2-0, Groom 3-0, Lyon 2-1, Worrell 3-0, Valverde 0-1.
Batters faced: Seo 27, Heilman 8, Ortiz 22, Aquino 9, Groom 8, Lyon 5, Worrell 5, Valverde 4.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 78 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:05.
Att: 22,268.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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