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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 09, 2007
Mets sweep away Astros
Oswalt outdueled at Shea
It wasn't a terrible outing for Astros ace Roy Oswalt on Sunday afternoon -- he gave up just four runs over seven innings to the surging Mets -- but with Houston hitters struggling to deliver timely hits, it was not good enough to defeat New York and Pedro Martinez.
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Mets 4, Astros 1
Pedro Martinez contributed a double and a run scored to the Mets' cause on Sunday. (Ed Betz/AP)
Series at a glance:
Happy return for Pedro
It had been more than a year since Pedro Martinez last pitched at Shea Stadium, and he was a welcome sight to the Mets faithful on Sunday. Martinez pitched out of trouble often, including two bases-loaded jams, to earn the win with five scoreless frames.
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HOU
Houston (62-81)
Lost 5
NY Mets 4, Houston 1   NYM
NY Mets (81-61)
Won 3
September 9, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 10 1
NY Mets
1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 X   4 9 0
Standings thru 9/9/07  |  Gameday  |  Astros Stats  |  Mets Stats
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pence, CF5000016.323
Biggio, 2B5010023.252
  Miller, P0000000.000
Berkman, 1B4020112.279
Lee, LF5010017.298
Loretta, SS-3B4020101.276
Lamb, 3B3010005.290
  a-Burke, PH-SS-2B2000002.227
Scott, RF5111023.258
Ausmus, C4020001.234
Oswalt, P1000000.136
  b-Palmeiro, PH0000100.242
  Bruntlett, SS0000000.240
Totals3811013730 

a-Lined out for Lamb in the 7th. b-Walked for Oswalt in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ausmus (16, Martinez), Berkman (21, Martinez).
HR: Scott (18, 6th inning off Mota, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Biggio; Berkman 3; Lee; Loretta 2; Lamb; Scott 4; Ausmus 3.
RBI: Scott (63).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pence 2; Lamb 3; Lee 2; Berkman; Scott.
S: Oswalt.
Team LOB: 15.

FIELDING
E: Loretta (7, fielding).

 
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS3000014.288
Castillo, 2B3110101.298
Beltran, CF3122000.283
Alou, LF4112012.328
  Gomez, LF0000000.248
Green, 1B4020001.278
Lo Duca, C4010012.271
Gotay, 3B4000012.314
Chavez, RF4010000.261
Martinez, P2110000.250
  Mota, P0000000.000
  a-Milledge, PH0000000.291
  Feliciano, P0000000.000
  Heilman, P0000000.000
  b-Conine, PH1000000.260
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals324941412 

a-Hit by pitch for Mota in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Heilman in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Castillo (16, Oswalt), Martinez (1, Oswalt), Beltran (31, Oswalt), Green (30, Oswalt).
HR: Alou (11, 5th inning off Oswalt, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Castillo 2; Beltran 3; Alou 4; Green 3; Lo Duca; Chavez; Martinez 2.
RBI: Beltran 2 (93), Alou 2 (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Alou; Reyes 2; Lo Duca.
S: Reyes.
SF: Beltran.
Team LOB: 8.

 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt (L, 14-7)7.09441413.41
Miller 1.00000004.78
 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Martinez (W, 2-0)5.06001401.80
Mota 1.02111215.82
Feliciano (H, 18)1.01000002.88
Heilman (H, 19)1.00001003.11
Wagner (S, 32)1.01000102.49

WP: Martinez.
HBP: Milledge (by Oswalt), Oswalt (by Martinez).
Pitches-strikes: Oswalt 106-75, Miller 15-10, Martinez 92-65, Mota 25-13, Feliciano 13-10, Heilman 15-7, Wagner 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Oswalt 8-9, Miller 2-1, Martinez 4-8, Mota 2-0, Feliciano 1-2, Heilman 3-0, Wagner 1-1.
Batters faced: Oswalt 33, Miller 3, Martinez 24, Mota 7, Feliciano 4, Heilman 4, Wagner 4.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:42.
Att: 51,847.

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