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Nieve a revelation
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Mets 5, Rays 3
Fernando Nieve earned his second victory in as many starts for the Mets. (Paul J. Bereswill/AP)
Fernando Nieve delivered another solid start for the Mets, throwing six innings and allowing just one run on three hits. He got ample support early, with Brian Schneider belting his first dinger of the season and David Wright adding an RBI double.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (35-34)
Lost 3
NY Mets 5, Tampa Bay 3   NYM
NY Mets (34-31)
Won 1
June 19, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0   3 6 0
NY Mets
0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 X   5 10 1
Standings thru 6/19/09  |  Recap: TB | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Mets stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 5 1 2 2 0 0 2 .229
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .307
Longoria, 3B 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .304
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .237
Zobrist, 2B-RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .302
Gross, RF 2 1 0 0 2 2 3 .273
  Howell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Bartlett, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .373
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .218
Sonnanstine, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .300
  a-Burrell, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .236
  Cormier, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wheeler, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Aybar, W, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268
Totals 32 3 6 3 5 8 20  

a-Struck out for Sonnanstine in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Upton, B (13, Parnell), Pena, C (14, Green, S).
TB: Bartlett; Upton, B 3; Pena, C 2; Navarro, D; Sonnanstine.
RBI: Pena, C (50), Upton, B 2 (20).
2-out RBI: Upton, B 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crawford, C; Bartlett.
GIDP: Crawford, C.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Upton, B (26, 2nd base off Nieve/Schneider).

FIELDING
DP: (Zobrist-Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cora, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .286
Murphy, Dn, 1B 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 .256
Beltran, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .335
Wright, D, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 3 2 .350
Sheffield, LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .276
  Reed, J, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313
Church, RF 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 .280
Schneider, C 4 1 1 3 0 1 2 .245
Castillo, L, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275
Nieve, P 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
  Parnell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Feliciano, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Tatis, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
  Green, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rodriguez, Fr, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 5 10 5 2 8 11  

a-Grounded out for Feliciano, P in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Wright, D (20, Sonnanstine).
HR: Schneider (1, 2nd inning off Sonnanstine, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Wright, D 2; Church 2; Cora; Sheffield; Beltran; Schneider 4; Murphy, Dn 3.
RBI: Schneider 3 (10), Wright, D (39), Church (15).
2-out RBI: Wright, D; Church.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Church; Castillo, L; Schneider.
GIDP: Beltran.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Church 2 (5, 2nd base off Sonnanstine/Navarro, D, 2nd base off Howell/Navarro, D), Beltran (11, 2nd base off Wheeler, D/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Cora (2, throw).
DP: (Nieve-Cora-Murphy, Dn).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sonnanstine (L, 5-7) 6.0 7 4 4 2 5 1 6.60
Cormier 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.21
Wheeler, D 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.43
Howell 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.93
 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Nieve (W, 2-0) 6.0 3 1 1 3 4 0 1.84
Parnell (H, 12) 0.2 2 2 2 1 1 0 3.67
Feliciano, P (H, 13) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.86
Green, S (H, 6) 1.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 4.35
Rodriguez, Fr (S, 18) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.07

Cormier pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Nieve.
Pitches-strikes: Sonnanstine 95-61, Cormier 16-13, Wheeler, D 9-6, Howell 8-8, Nieve 102-61, Parnell 21-11, Feliciano, P 4-3, Green, S 19-11, Rodriguez, Fr 10-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Sonnanstine 7-2, Cormier 2-0, Wheeler, D 0-0, Howell 0-0, Nieve 5-6, Parnell 0-1, Feliciano, P 1-0, Green, S 0-0, Rodriguez, Fr 1-2.
Batters faced: Sonnanstine 26, Cormier 4, Wheeler, D 2, Howell 2, Nieve 23, Parnell 5, Feliciano, P 1, Green, S 5, Rodriguez, Fr 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wheeler, D 1-0, Howell 1-1, Feliciano, P 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 38,493.
Venue: Citi Field.
June 19, 2009
June 19, 2009

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