8:19 PM ET, October 5, 2006
Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thanks to a stellar performance by steady Tom Glavine, the otherwise pitching-depleted New York Mets are on the cusp of a first-round sweep.
|Game 2 Breakdown|
Endy Chavez. Tom Glavine was the unquestioned star of the game, but Chavez, the Mets' right fielder, went 2-for-4 and scored the Mets' first run.
Tom Glavine pitched six scoreless innings to earn the victory in the Mets' 4-1 win over the Dodgers. Glavine, who has 290 regular-season wins, defeated Hong-Chih Kuo, who has one victory. Here's a surprise: Not only was that not the largest differential in postseason history, but it wasn't even close. The "record" was set during the 1925 World Series, when Walter Johnson of the Senators (397-257 at that time) defeated Emil Yde of the Pirates (33-12).• For more Elias Says, click here
Martinez had successful surgery on his right rotator cuff. He is expected to be sidelined until next June. ... It was the first time the Mets and Yankees hosted playoff games on the same day since Oct. 7, 2000. That day, the Mets edged San Francisco 3-2 on Benny Agbayani's 13th-inning homer, and Oakland's Barry Zito beat Roger Clemens 11-1 at Yankee Stadium. ... The Mets are 6-0 in division series home games. They are 4-0 in five-game playoff series. ... Kuo played high school ball in Taiwan with 19-game winner Chien-Ming Wang of the Yankees.
|3rd||J Reyes grounded out to shortstop, E Chavez scored.||0||1|
|5th||P Lo Duca hit sacrifice fly to left, J Valentin scored.||0||2|
|6th||J Franco grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, C Floyd scored, E Chavez out at second, J Valentin to third.||0||3|
|6th||J Reyes singled to center, J Valentin scored, J Franco to second.||0||4|
|8th||W Betemit homered to center.||1||4|
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|Stadium||Shea Stadium, Flushing, NY|
|Attendance||57,029 (136% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||60 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Mike Winters|