Ty Wigginton; Photo: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Despite starting the game with a quick 3-run lead, the Mets needed 8th inning heroics from Ty Wigginton to defeat the Rockies, 5-4 (box score). Kazuo Matsui started the game with a lead-off home run and the Mets added another two during the first. By the 5th inning, Mets starter Tyler Yates managed to give the lead back. Yates was having serious control issues in his 4 1/3 innings, throwing almost as many balls as strikes, 45 to 51.

Wigginton's home run gives the Mets another chance to get their record to .500, an elusive mark thus far. They look to sweep the 3-game series against the Rockies behind Tom Glavine who will face former Met Shawn Estes.