- Mets 7, Padres 6: When Trevor Hoffman enters a game, more often than not, it's over for the opposing team. Then again, the all-time save leader with 513, has never been good in New York. Last night, the Mets came back from a one-run deficit in the 9th with Hoffman in the game for a dramatic victory. From the Mets standpoint, the bottom of the 9th was perfect and they looked like the Mets of 2006. Lastings Milledge started the inning with a single and was moved to 2nd on a Mike DiFelice sac bunt. Marlon Anderson singled to bring Milledge home and Jose Reyes blooped a single. With Anderson at 2nd and Reyes at 1st, Luis Castillo drove a ball right up the middle of the Padres infield. Mike Cameron, who did his best offensively to punish his old team, was unable to throw Anderson out at home from the outfield. The 9th inning drama would have been unnecessary if the Mets bullpen had held the one-run lead that it was given when John Maine left the game. The Mets offense also got Billy Wagner off the hook, who allowed the Padres to score the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th. Carlos Beltran continued his hot-streak after his return from the DL, going 3-3 with 5 RBI last night.
- Angels 18, Yankees 9: Do not adjust your monitors, that football-looking score is right. Perhaps it was the hangover from Monday's heartbreaking loss that caused this ugly performance by the Yankees. Or maybe it was how the Yankees pitchers were very hitable. Or maybe it was Garret Anderson as a one-man team. Anderson's line for Tuesday? 4-6, 2 runs, 10 RBI. Mike Mussina was awful, allowing 7 earned runs in only 1.2 innings, but it seemed like everyone that pitched for the Yankees (except Luis Vizcaino) was just as bad. Ron Villone - 4 runs in 1/3 innings; Edwar Ramirez - 2 runs in 2 innings; Sean Henn - 5 runs in 3 innings. It was almost like watching a bad Little League game as the Angels batted around in the 2nd and 3rd innings.
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