Inside Pitch: Mets take Subway Series

Billy Wagner set down the Yankees on Sunday.

Mets manager Willie Randolph again defended his decision to bring in closer Billy Wagner with a four-run lead Saturday.

Wagner coughed up the lead, and the Yankees went on to win 5-4 in 11 innings.

Faced with similar circumstances, Randolph said he'd do it again.

"To me it was an easy choice," Randolph said. "I don't get caught up in the reaction. ... I'm not thinking about saves. I'm thinking about winning the game. To me it was an easy call."

Wagner admitted he was a little surprised after the game, but quickly backtracked. There was even more damage control before Sunday night's game.

"He did what he thought was right," Wagner said. "It was the right thing to do."

Wagner said he would be ready to pitch a third straight day, and he worked the ninth in the Mets' 4-3 victory Sunday.

REPLAY: Carlos Delgado and David Wright hit back-to-back homers to lift the Mets to a 4-3 victory Sunday night over the Yankees.

The Mets won two of three against their cross-town rivals after coming off a dismal 3-6 road trip.

"Our confidence is still there," third baseman David Wright said.

NOTES, QUOTES

  • 1B Carlos Delgado hit his 15th homer of the season Sunday night. He leads the Mets in that category and with 33 RBIs. Delgado's homer was the 384th of his career, tying him with Harold Baines for 49th place on the career list.

  • LHP Tom Glavine struck out four Yankees and to give him 2,401 for his career.

  • The Mets' 4-3 victory Sunday over the Yankees was their 12th of the season by one run.

  • LHP Billy Wagner saved his ninth game of the season Sunday, a day after his ninth-inning meltdown against the Yankees. After entering with a 4-0 lead in the ninth Saturday, he was charged with four runs in one-third of an inning, and the Mets went on to lose 5-4 in 10 innings.

  • 1B Carlos Delgado and 3B David Wright hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning, the third time the Mets have done it this year.

    BY THE NUMBERS: 7 -- Games won by the Mets this season in their final at-bat after Friday night's 7-6 victory over the Yankees on David Wright's game-winning single in the ninth inning.

    QUOTE TO NOTE: "I'd rather not play them. Interleague has run its course for me. Getting to the World Series that year was the ultimate, and (the Subway Series) lost some of its zip after that." -- Mets manager Willie Randolph on playing the Yankees in the Subway Series.

    MEDICAL WATCH:

    RHP Juan Padilla, who needed elbow surgery in spring training, is lost for the year.

    RHP Victor Zambrano went on the 60-day disabled list May 7 with a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. Surgery was performed May 15, but was much more extensive then expected, as Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek removed bone spurs from the elbow, repaired a torn tendon and performed "Tommy John" surgery to repair a torn ligament. The surgery was successful, and Zambrano is out for the season. He might not be ready in time for spring training.

    2B Anderson Hernandez went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 18 because of a bulging disk in his back.

    RHP Brian Bannister went on the 15-day disabled list April 27 with a strained right hamstring. He pitched in a minor league game on May 18 but had to leave after throwing only five pitches. An MRI the next day showed that he aggravated the strain. He returned to the team's spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla., to continue his rehab. There is no timetable for his return.

    RHP John Maine went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 3 with inflammation in his right middle finger.

    Player Stats

    
    LINEUP
    
    1. Jose Reyes, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     0     1     0     0     0     0     1
    Last 7 Games      .167    30     4     5     1     0     1     3     4
    Season            .250   188    33    47     8     5     3    20    17
    
    2. Paul Lo Duca, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .333     3     1     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .333    30     7    10     4     0     1     5     0
    Season            .297   128    21    38    11     0     3    13     1
    
    3. Carlos Beltran, CF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     1     1     0     0     0     0     1
    Last 7 Games      .172    29     5     5     1     0     2     7     1
    Season            .252   119    28    30     7     0    11    29     6
    
    4. Carlos Delgado, 1B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     1     1     0     0     1     3     0
    Last 7 Games      .207    29     4     6     1     0     2     4     0
    Season            .283   166    30    47     5     0    15    33     0
    
    5. David Wright, 3B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .250     4     1     1     0     0     1     1     0
    Last 7 Games      .370    27     6    10     3     0     1     4     0
    Season            .313   163    25    51    12     2     6    28     7
    
    6. Cliff Floyd, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .333     3     0     1     0     1     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .238    21     2     5     2     1     1     1     0
    Season            .203   138    16    28     5     1     4    15     2
    
    7. Xavier Nady, RF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .500     2     0     1     0     0     0     0     1
    Last 7 Games      .250    24     4     6     1     0     1     4     1
    Season            .279   147    21    41     8     0     9    22     2
    
    8. Kazuo Matsui, 2B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     3     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .174    23     0     4     0     0     0     1     0
    Season            .238   101     7    24     5     0     1     6     2
    
    9. Tom Glavine, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .273    11     3     3     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .400    15     3     6     1     0     0     2     0
    
    
    OTHER ROSTER PLAYERS
    
    Brian Bannister, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .667     3     1     2     2     0     0     2     0
    Last 5 Games      .400    10     2     4     3     0     0     2     0
    Season            .400    10     2     4     3     0     0     2     0
    
    Ramon Castro, C
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     4     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .095    21     1     2     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .265    49     5    13     4     0     1     3     0
    
    Endy Chavez, RF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .250    12     1     3     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .288    66     9    19     5     0     1     6     2
    
    Victor Diaz, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 6 Games      .182    11     0     2     1     0     0     2     0
    Season            .182    11     0     2     1     0     0     2     0
    
    Julio Franco, 1B
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game        1.000     1     0     1     1     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .200    10     1     2     1     0     0     1     0
    Season            .261    23     3     6     1     0     1     5     1
    
    Jeremi Gonzalez, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 2 Games      .000     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     2     1     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Jose Lima, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 3 Games      .000     5     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     5     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    John Maine, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 1 Games      .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    Pedro Martinez, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .067    15     0     1     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .105    19     0     2     0     0     0     1     0
    
    Darren Oliver, 
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .250     4     0     1     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .400     5     1     2     1     0     0     2     0
    
    Steve Trachsel, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     2     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .167    12     0     2     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .200    15     1     3     1     0     0     1     0
    
    Jose Valentin, LF
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .412    17     3     7     1     0     2     7     1
    Season            .255    47     4    12     1     0     2     9     1
    
    Chris Woodward, SS
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     1     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 7 Games      .300    10     1     3     1     0     0     0     0
    Season            .257    35     3     9     2     0     1     6     1
    
    Victor Zambrano, P
                        BA    AB     R     H    2B    3B    HR   RBI    SB
    Last Game         .000     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 5 Games      .000     5     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    Season            .000     5     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
    
    
    PITCHERS
    
    Brian Bannister, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         5.40     0     0     0     1     5     7     3     0     2     1
    Last 3 Games      3.00     1     0     0     3    15    17     5     0    13     9
    Season            2.89     2     0     0     5    28    22     9     2    17    14
    
    Heath Bell, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        18.00     0     0     0     1     1     4     2     0     0     1
    Last 2 Games     13.50     0     0     0     2     2     7     3     0     0     3
    Season           13.50     0     0     0     2     2     7     3     0     0     3
    
    Chad Bradford, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1   0.1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 3 Games      6.74     0     1     0     3   2.2     3     2     1     1     1
    Season            4.80     2     2     0    19    15    18     8     1     4    16
    
    Pedro Feliciano, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1   0.1     0     0     0     0     0
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3     2     0     0     0     0     2
    Season            0.71     0     0     0    14  12.2     9     1     0     2    11
    
    Bartolome Fortunato, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        54.14     0     0     0     1   1.1     6     8     1     2     0
    Last 2 Games     27.00     1     0     0     2     3     7     9     2     2     0
    Season           27.00     1     0     0     2     3     7     9     2     2     0
    
    Tom Glavine, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         3.00     1     0     0     1     6     7     2     0     4     4
    Last 3 Games      3.79     3     0     0     3    19    18     8     2     8    10
    Season            2.48     7     2     0    10  65.1    52    18     4    22    51
    
    Jeremi Gonzalez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game        18.00     0     0     0     1     3     9     6     0     3     3
    Last 2 Games     10.13     0     0     0     2     8    14     9     2     3     7
    Season           10.13     0     0     0     2     8    14     9     2     3     7
    
    Aaron Heilman, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     1     1     0     0     2     0
    Last 3 Games      0.00     0     0     0     3     5     1     0     0     2     3
    Season            1.42     0     1     0    19  25.1    19     4     0     8    23
    
    Jorge Julio, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         4.50     0     1     0     1     2     1     1     0     2     2
    Last 3 Games      2.25     0     1     0     3     4     3     1     0     3     3
    Season            5.31     1     2     1    17  20.1    21    12     4    10    32
    
    Jose Lima, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         7.71     0     1     0     1   4.2     7     4     0     1     3
    Last 3 Games      8.79     0     3     0     3  14.1    18    14     2     8    10
    Season            8.79     0     3     0     3  14.1    18    14     2     8    10
    
    John Maine, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         6.75     0     1     0     1   5.1     6     4     1     2     6
    Last 1 Games      6.75     0     1     0     1   5.1     6     4     1     2     6
    Season            6.75     0     1     0     1   5.1     6     4     1     2     6
    
    Pedro Martinez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     7     4     0     0     1     8
    Last 3 Games      3.00     0     0     0     3    21    12     7     2     5    28
    Season            2.82     5     0     0     9  60.2    34    19     8    17    70
    
    Darren Oliver, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1     2     2     0     0     0     2
    Last 3 Games      2.70     0     0     0     3   3.1     3     1     1     0     2
    Season            3.66     1     0     0    13  19.2    17     8     5     4    19
    
    Duaner Sanchez, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         9.00     0     0     0     1     1     2     1     0     1     0
    Last 3 Games      3.00     0     0     0     3     3     3     1     0     3     0
    Season            1.98     1     0     0    22  27.1    17     6     2    11    18
    
    Steve Trachsel, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         1.29     0     1     0     1     7     4     1     0     3     2
    Last 3 Games      3.71     0     2     0     3    17    19     7     1     6     9
    Season            4.33     2     4     0     8  43.2    48    21     3    17    25
    
    Billy Wagner, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     1     1     1     2     0     0     0     2
    Last 3 Games     15.45     1     0     1     3   2.1     4     4     0     3     5
    Season            3.38     3     0     9    20  21.1    17     8     3    11    30
    
    Victor Zambrano, P
                       ERA     W     L    Sv     G    IP     H    ER    HR    BB     K
    Last Game         0.00     0     0     0     1   1.1     0     0     0     0     3
    Last 3 Games      4.77     0     1     0     3  11.1    12     6     2     5     8
    Season            6.75     1     2     0     5  21.1    25    16     5    11    15
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