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Posted: Friday April 23, 2004 07:33 AM

NL  FINAL
                    1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R  H  E
                    -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -     -  -  -
MONTREAL            0  0  0   0  0  0   1  0  1     2  5  1
NY METS             0  0  1   0  0  0   2  0  x     3  6  2      (FINAL)

BATTERIES: MON - JOHN PATTERSON, CHAD BENTZ (7TH), JEREMY FIKAC (7TH), 
                 LUIS AYALA (7TH), CHAD CORDERO (8TH) AND BRIAN SCHNEIDER 

           NYM - STEVE TRACHSEL, JOHN FRANCO (8TH), BRADEN LOOPER (9TH) AND 
                 JASON PHILLIPS, VANCE WILSON (8TH) 


            WP - STEVE TRACHSEL (2-2)
            LP - CHAD BENTZ (0-1)
          SAVE - BRADEN LOOPER (4)

HOME RUNS: MON - BRIAN SCHNEIDER (2) OFF STEVE TRACHSEL IN THE 7TH, 0 ON 

           NYM - NONE



     TIME: 2:56     ATT: 15,062

PROBABLES: PHI - KEVIN MILLWOOD (1-2, 3.79)
           MON - CLAUDIO VARGAS (1-1, 3.38)

PROBABLES: NYM - JAE SEO (0-2, 8.00)
           CHN - GREG MADDUX (0-2, 8.62)

Extended Box

MONTREAL (2) VS NY METS (3) - FINAL MONTREAL ab r h rbi bb so lob avg B Wilkerson cf 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .229 O Cabrera ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .266 J Vidro 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .259 T Batista 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .208 M Cepicky rf 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .250 R Calloway lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .045 T Sledge 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .029 b-J Rivera ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .242 B Schneider c 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .167 J Patterson p 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .167 a-A Fox ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .111 C Bentz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 J Fikac p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 L Ayala p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 C Cordero p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-J Carroll ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 Totals 33 2 5 1 3 6 16 a-struck out swinging for J Patterson in the 7th; b-struck out swinging for T Sledge in the 9th; c-grounded to first for C Cordero in the 9th. BATTING: HR - B Schneider (2, 7th inning off S Trachsel 0 on, 2 Out). RBI - B Schneider (3). 2-out RBI - B Schneider. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Carroll 1, T Batista 1. GIDP - R Calloway. Team LOB - 7. FIELDING: E - T Batista (1, ground ball). NY METS ab r h rbi bb so lob avg K Matsui ss 3 1 0 0 2 2 1 .267 K Garcia rf 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 .283 S Spencer lf 3 1 1 0 0 0 4 .310 M Piazza 1b 3 0 2 1 1 1 3 .328 V Wilson pr-c 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 J Phillips c-1b 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .149 M Cameron cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 7 .236 R Gutierrez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .152 J McEwing 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .208 S Trachsel p 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .300 J Franco p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-E Valent ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .182 B Looper p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 31 3 6 3 6 5 22 a-walked for J Franco in the 8th. BATTING: 2B - M Piazza 2 (5, J Patterson, J Fikac); S Spencer (3, J Patterson); M Cameron (4, L Ayala). RBI - J Phillips (3), M Piazza (7), M Cameron (7). 2-out RBI - M Cameron. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Cameron 5, R Gutierrez 2, S Spencer 1. Team LOB - 12. FIELDING: E - R Gutierrez (1, ground ball); S Spencer (1, fly ball). DP: 1 (S Trachsel-K Matsui-M Piazza). ---------------------------------------------------- MONTREAL - 000 000 101 -- 2 NY METS - 001 000 20x -- 3 ---------------------------------------------------- MONTREAL ip h r er bb so hr era J Patterson 6 3 1 1 3 5 0 3.18 C Bentz (L, 0-1) 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 6.23 J Fikac 1/3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.32 L Ayala 2/3 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.15 C Cordero 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2.25 NY METS ip h r er bb so hr era S Trachsel (W, 2-2) 7 4 1 1 3 5 1 4.50 J Franco (H, 2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.43 B Looper (S, 4) 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 C Bentz pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. IBB - M Piazza (by J Patterson). HBP - S Spencer 2 (by J Patterson 2). Pitches-strikes: J Patterson 94-57; C Bentz 6-2; J Fikac 9-4; L Ayala 9-6; C Cordero 24-10; S Trachsel 100-67; J Franco 14-8; B Looper 17-12. Ground balls-fly balls: J Patterson 7-6; C Bentz 0-0; J Fikac 0-1; L Ayala 2-0; C Cordero 0-3; S Trachsel 9-7; J Franco 2-1; B Looper 1-1. Batters faced: J Patterson 27; C Bentz 2; J Fikac 2; L Ayala 3; C Cordero 5; S Trachsel 27; J Franco 3; B Looper 6. UMPIRES: HP--James Hoye. 1B--Jerry Crawford. 2B--Brian Onora. 3B--Phil Cuzzi. T--2:56. Att--15,062. Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 5 mph, in from left.


How They Scored

NY METS 3RD: K Garcia grounded out to second. S Spencer hit by pitch. M Piazza doubled to deep right, S Spencer to third. J Phillips grounded out to first, S Spencer scored, M Piazza to third. M Cameron grounded out to second. (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors) MONTREAL 0, NY METS 1. MONTREAL 7TH: R Calloway grounded out to first. T Sledge struck out swinging. B Schneider homered to right. A Fox hit for J Patterson. A Fox struck out swinging. (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors) MONTREAL 1, NY METS 1. NY METS 7TH: C Bentz relieved J Patterson. K Matsui walked. K Garcia singled to right, K Matsui to third. J Fikac relieved C Bentz. S Spencer flied out to center. M Piazza doubled to deep left, K Matsui scored, K Garcia to third. V Wilson ran for M Piazza. L Ayala relieved J Fikac. J Phillips grounded into fielder's choice to third, K Garcia out at home, V Wilson to third. M Cameron doubled to deep left, V Wilson scored, J Phillips to third. R Gutierrez grounded out to shortstop. (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors) MONTREAL 1, NY METS 3. MONTREAL 9TH: B Looper relieved J Franco. T Batista singled to right. M Cepicky flied out to left. R Calloway safe at first on error by third baseman R Gutierrez, T Batista to second. J Rivera hit for T Sledge. J Rivera struck out swinging. B Schneider safe at first on error by left fielder S Spencer, T Batista scored, R Calloway to third. J Carroll hit for C Cordero. J Carroll grounded out to first. (1 Run, 1 Hit, 2 Errors) MONTREAL 2, NY METS 3.


Game Story

FLUSHING, New York (Ticker) -- Having the luxury of playing Mike Piazza at first base the day after a night game paid off for the New York Mets. Piazza's second double of the game drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Mets survived two errors in the ninth inning and posted a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Expos to gain a split in the four-game series. In previous years as a full-time catcher, Piazza would usually sit in a matinee following a night game. But by playing first base as well, Piazza now keeps himself in the lineup more often and the Mets sure need it. They only managed to score one run in four of their last five games and could ill afford to play without Piazza, especially with two regulars - Cliff Floyd and Jose Reyes - already on the disabled list. "Personally, it's a good situation to stay in the lineup when I'm swinging the bat well no matter where I'm playing," said Piazza, who went 7-for-13 in the four-game series. "Today, it's proof that it's a good situation. It's important that I'm in the middle of the lineup whether I'm getting pitched to or not. Hopefully, it gives our lineup the opportunity to score runs." With runners on first and third and one out in the seventh inning, Piazza lined a double to left off reliever Jeremy Fikac to snap a 1-1 tie. After Jason Phillips grounded into a fielder's choice, Mike Cameron followed with an RBI double off the left field wall to increase the lead to 3-1. The Expos scored an unearned run in the ninth off closer Braden Looper with the help of errors by third baseman Ricky Gutierrez and left fielder Shane Spencer. Gutierrez booted a potential double play grounder, leaving the Expos with runners on first and second. Then with two outs, Brian Schneider hit a liner to left that went off the glove of Spencer, pulling the Expos within 3-2. "To be honest with you, I already turned my back so I didn't see ball go off his (Spencer's) glove," said Looper, who earned his fourth save in as many opportunities. "I just told myself to keep throwing strikes." Looper then retired pinch-hitter Jamey Carroll on a grounder to first to end the game. It marked the 12th time in 16 games that the Expos have scored two runs or less, including each game in this series. "It's been a bad period for us and it'll be good to finally get home to Montreal," said Expos manager Frank Robinson of Friday's opening game in Canada. "We've been living out of a suitcase and that's difficult to do for a long period of time." Mets starter Steve Trachsel (2-2) had a shutout and a 1-0 lead before yielding a two-out solo home run to Schneider in the seventh inning. "Trachsel made one bad pitch all day," said Mets manager Art Howe of Trachsel's 0-2 pitch that was driven off the right field foul pole. "But our pitching has been outstanding and Trachsel was great again for us." Expos starter John Patterson, who threw seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the Mets on April 10, allowed one run in six innings. Chad Bentz (0-1) relieved to start the seventh and promptly issued a walk to Kaz Matsui and a single to Karim Garcia. Fikac retired Spencer on a shallow fly to center before Piazza's go-ahead hit. In the third inning, Piazza doubled after Spencer was hit by a pitch and Spencer scored on a grounder by Jason Phillips.

 



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