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Benson backed by taters
Rockies shut down late
Matt Holliday continued his red-hot play, launching a two-run homer in the fourth for his 19th 360-foot trip around the bases this season. The rest of Colorado's offense struggled in backing Byung-Hyun Kim, who went
5 2/3 frames and allowed three runs.
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Mets 3, Rockies 2
Mets right-hander Kris Benson threw 103 pitches in Friday evening's outing, 71 for strikes. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Series at a glance:
Mets triumph behind righty
Mike Jacobs hit his 10th homer in just his 91st at-bat in the second, but it was Marlon Anderson's four-bagger in the fifth that put New York ahead to stay. Hurler Kris Benson brought his "A" game to the park, tossing 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball, striking out two.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 30, 2005
COL
Colorado (66-94)
Lost 2
NY Mets 3, Colorado 2   NYM
NY Mets (82-78)
Won 2
September 30, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
NY Mets
1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 X   3 7 1
Standings through 9/30/05  |  Gameday  |  Rockies Stats  |  Mets Stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sullivan, CF4020010.295
Barmes, SS4000002.288
Helton, 1B3100101.319
Holliday, LF4112012.307
Atkins, 3B4020000.286
Hawpe, RF3010002.265
Gonzalez, 2B3000002.290
Ardoin, C3000001.233
Kim, B, P2000000.079
Williams, P0000000.000
a-Greene, PH1000000.254
Dohmann, P0000000.000
Totals312621210 

a-Flied out for Williams in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Holliday (19, 4th inning off Benson, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Sullivan 2; Holliday 4; Atkins 2; Hawpe.
RBI: Holliday 2 (86).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ardoin.
GIDP: Gonzalez; Hawpe; Barmes.
Team LOB: 3.

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4010002.273
Anderson, RF3221000.263
a-Diaz, PH-RF1000002.256
Beltran, CF4010000.268
Floyd, LF3000001.273
Wright, 3B3010111.308
Piazza, C4000003.254
Castro, C0000000.249
Jacobs, 1B4121000.298
Woodward, 1B0000000.287
Cairo, 2B3000101.251
Benson, P1000110.184
Heilman, P0000000.000
Totals303723210 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Anderson in the 6th.

BATTING
HR: Jacobs (10, 2nd inning off Kim, B, 0 on, 0 out), Anderson (7, 5th inning off Kim, B, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Reyes; Anderson 5; Beltran; Wright; Jacobs 5.
RBI: Jacobs (22), Anderson (19).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Piazza; Reyes; Diaz.
S: Benson.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Wright (24, fielding).
DP: 3 (Cairo-Reyes-Jacobs 2, Reyes-Cairo-Jacobs).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kim, B (L, 5-12)5.27333224.86
Williams 1.10000006.92
Dohmann 1.00000006.10
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Benson (W, 10-8)7.16221214.13
Heilman (S, 5)1.20000003.17

WP: Kim, B.
HBP: Floyd (by Kim, B).
Pitches-strikes: Kim, B 118-74, Williams 16-10, Dohmann 13-8, Benson 103-71, Heilman 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kim, B 11-4, Williams 1-3, Dohmann 1-2, Benson 10-10, Heilman 3-2.
Batters faced: Kim, B 28, Williams 4, Dohmann 3, Benson 28, Heilman 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Williams 2-0, Heilman 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Dreckman. 1B: Doug Eddings. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 62 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 2:34.
Att: 29,133.

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