2006_04_smetslogo.jpg-Phillies 4, Mets 3: Philadelphia's Ryan Howard helped snap the Mets' 11-game winning streak at home and seven-game winning streak. Mets starter Brian Bannister had a rough start, but he settled down after allowing all four Philadelphia runs. With the Phillies playing for the wild card, the Mets can laugh these losses off, but Bannister knows he won't find himself on a postseason roster without catching manager Willie Randolph's eye.

-Giants 13, Jets 7: Preseason football is about making money first and talent evaluations second. Neither team's offensive starters could do much in this one, but Brandon Jacobs' one-yard touchdown run helped the Giants, who wore white because it was their turn.

-Brooklyn 6, Aberdeen 0: Eric Brown struck out seven in seven scoreless innings.

-Staten Island 5, Hudson Valley 4: Staten Island battled back with three in the seventh and one in the eighth for a come-from-behind win.