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New York Mets Team Report - April 28

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New York Mets Team Report - April 28

Postby WebHamster » Wed Apr 28, 2004 1:00 pm

(Sports Network) - The Mets will attempt to string together back-to- back wins for just the second time this season, when they continue their three-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

New York tallied a 9-5 win over the Dodgers in the opener of the set on Tuesday night. Mike Piazza tied Carlton Fisk's mark of 351 career home runs as a catcher in the winning effort. Piazza's one-out solo blast in the sixth inning snapped a 3-3 tie and in the process passed Joe DiMaggio for 58th place on the all-time HR list with his 362nd overall homer.

Shane Spencer and Todd Zeile also homered for the Mets, with both blasts coming in the second inning to give New York a 3-1 lead. Spencer belted a solo homer over the right field wall and Zeile stroked a two-run blast to left two batters later.

Karim Garcia and Jason Phillips stroked RBI singles in the ninth to cap the scoring for New York.

Tom Glavine also made history by picking up his 254th career win, which moved him ahead of Carl Hubbell for eighth place all-time among lefties. Glavine (3-1) yielded three runs on 10 hits and one walk over six innings, striking out three.

New York, which is just 4-6 on the road this year, is hitting .236 as a team, only better than the Montreal Expos in the National League.

New York will hand the ball to 33-year-old righthander Steve Trachsel this evening. Trachsel has won two of his last three starts, including a victory over Montreal last Thursday. In his last two wins, Trachsel has allowed a total of eight hits and two runs over 13 innings.

Trachsel has not been at his best against the Los Angeles Dodgers in his career, going 4-8 with a 3.79 ERA.

The teams split six meetings last season, as the road team took two of three contests in each series. The road squad has won the last four series in this set. New York has won 16 of its last 24 games at Dodger Stadium.
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