King Felix, Mariners Over Mets 5-2

Felix Hernandez looked unstoppable for the Mariners into the fifth inning. He only gave up two hits and one run. More importantly, he hit a grand slam in the top of the second inning off Johan Santana. It was the first grand slam by an American League pitcher in 37 years before the designated hitter rule was instituted.

In the fifth inning Carlos Beltran doubled, stole third and came in to score on a wild pitch. His slide went into King Felix covering home and Felix had to leave the game with an ankle injury. Surprisingly, the Mariners bullpen shut the Mets down for the final 4.1 innings of the game.

The Mets did rally in the ninth with a couple of hits but it was too little too late. The Mets really had very little offense going all night. Beltran and Jose Reyes had two hits each and that was it for the team.

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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.