• Rockies 6, Mets 5: That sound that hasn't been heard is the Mets not hitting rock bottom. They blew leads of 4-2 and 5-4 and torched their entire bullpen before losing in the 13th inning. Manager Willie Randolph, who ought to be updating his resusme, said the Mets played a "pretty good ballgame" in what ended up as their fifth straight loss. Yet said ballgame included a starter (Oliver Perez) who walked eight batters, a closer (Billy Wagner) who gave up the game-tying home run with two outs to go and a shortstop (Jose Reyes) who got picked off second base after a leadoff double in the 10th. That doesn't even include David Wright's 1-for-6, three-strikeout performance that had an error tossed in. Randolph also elected to have Aaron Heilman pitch to Matt Holliday, the Rockies' best hitter, instead of Garret Atkins with a base open in the 13th. General manager Omar Minaya, who traveled to Denver to be with the team, had to be happy when Carlos Delgado and Fernando Tatis hit wind-aided homers to center in the sixth, but the end result and looming decisions wiped that all away.

  • Yankees 13, Mariners 2: Even without Joe Girardi, who was serving a suspension for his little outburst Thursday, the Yankees bats enjoyed their most impressive night of the season. They pounded out 13 runs on 13 hits -- and sent 13 men to the plate in an eight-run fifth inning -- to beat Seattle into submission. The Mariners, now 0-4 in New York in the past two weeks, have proven to be the Yankees' favorite (only?) whipping boys this season. Andy Pettitte showed some signs of life by striking out nine and walking none. He allowed two runs.
Photograph of pitcher Aaron Heileman and Carlos Delgado walking off the field after Heileman gave up the game-winning run in the 13th inning by David Zalubowski/AP