Series: Game 2 of 3

NY Mets leads 2-0 (as of 8/19)

Game 1: Friday, August 18
NY Mets6
Game 2: Saturday, August 19
NY Mets7
Game 3: Sunday, August 20
NY Mets2

Rockies 4

(59-64, 27-35 away)

Mets 7

(74-48, 37-22 home)

    7:35 PM ET, August 19, 2006

    Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York 

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    COL 000013000 4 9 2
    NYM 00000601 - 7 7 0

    W: A. Heilman (2-4)

    L: J. Francis (9-10)

    S: B. Wagner (30)

    Williams makes Mets debut vs. Rockies

    Colorado (59-63) at NY Mets (73-48) 7:10 pm EDT

    FLUSHING, New York (Ticker) - On a night they honor a part of their past, the New York Mets also will welcome a new face into the fold.

    Dave Williams makes his Mets debut Saturday when he faces the Colorado Rockies in the second game of a weekend series.

    In eight starts with the Cincinnati Reds this season, Williams posted a 2-3 mark with a 7.20 ERA. He was designated in assignment in May and picked up by the pitching-hungry Mets.

    In seven starts with Class AAA Norfolk, Williams went 2-2 with a 3.68 ERA. The veteran lefthander, who has a career record of 19-29 in five major league seasons, will take the mound on a special night at Shea Stadium.

    The Mets will spend Saturday honoring their 1986 World Series championship team that rallied from deficits in Game Six and Seven to defeat the Boston Red Sox.

    New York did not conjure up too many memories of that team earlier this week, losing three straight contests to Philadelphia. But the Mets have rebounded to post two consecutive wins since, including a 6-3 triumph Friday behind two RBI apiece from David Wright and Endy Chavez.

    The Mets will try to keep the momentum going as they face Jeff Francis (9-9, 3.39). The lefthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six straight starts, while working at least seven innings in each contest. He yielded two runs in 7 1/3 frames Monday but did not factor into a 4-3 win vs. Arizona.

    The Rockies have lost three of their last four and sit five games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West Division.

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    Gameday Matchup

     ColoradoNew York
    Current StreakL1W4
    Last 105-55-5

    Pitching Matchup

    ColoradoNew York
    J. Francis
    13-11, 4.16 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/30 at CHC
    6.1 IP, 6 ER
    Dec = ND
    D. Williams
    5-4, 6.52 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/25 vs WAS
    1.0 IP, 0 ER
    Dec = ND

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.ColoradoNew York
    1. J. Carroll, 2B J. Reyes, SS
    2. R. Spilborghs, RF P. Lo Duca, C
    3. T. Helton, 1B C. Beltran, CF
    4. M. Holliday, LF C. Delgado, 1B
    5. G. Atkins, 3B D. Wright, 3B
    6. Y. Torrealba, C C. Woodward, 2B
    7. C. Barmes, SS L. Milledge, RF
    8. C. Freeman, CF E. Chavez, LF
    9. J. Francis, P D. Williams, P