1:10 PM ET, August 11, 2008
Shea Stadium, Flushing, New York
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets manager Jerry Manuel promised changes after his bullpen collapsed again Monday and wasn't ruling anything out.
• In Pedro Martinez's 12 starts this season, the Mets are only 4-8.
• Pirates starter Zach Duke is winless in last 11 starts (0-6). His last road win came May 27, 2007, against the Reds.
• Mets outfielder Fernando Tatis had two singles and has hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games.
-- ESPN Research
Pirates right-hander Jeff Karstens is scheduled to start Tuesday night against Cincinnati in his first home game since being acquired from the New York Yankees on July 26. "I just want to take it one start at a time for now and finish the year strong," said Karstens, who tossed 15 scoreless innings and went 2-0 in his first two starts with Pittsburgh. ... Manuel doesn't think Castro (sore right ankle) will need a stint on the DL. ... Mets second baseman Luis Castillo (strained left hip flexor) left a rehab stint with Class A St. Lucie to take care of a personal situation.
Regular Season Series
|New York leads 4-3 (as of Mon 8/11)|
|Tue 4/29||@NYM 5, PIT 4||Recap|
|Wed 4/30||PIT 13, @NYM 1||Recap|
|» Mon 8/11||PIT 7, @NYM 5||Box Score|
|Fri 8/15||NYM 2, @PIT 1||Recap|
|Sat 8/16||NYM 7, @PIT 4||Recap|
|Sun 8/17||NYM 4, @PIT 0||Recap|
|Mon 8/18||@PIT 5, NYM 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Pirates | Mets|
|1st||D Wright homered to right center, J Reyes and N Evans scored.||0||3|
|3rd||R Cancel singled to center, C Delgado to third, F Tatis to second, C Delgado scored on error by catcher R Doumit.||0||4|
|5th||D Mientkiewicz singled to right, C Gomez scored, N McLouth to third.||1||4|
|6th||R Cancel homered to left.||1||5|
|7th||F Sanchez doubled to deep center, C Gomez scored.||2||5|
|7th||D Mientkiewicz doubled to deep right, F Sanchez scored, L Rivas to third.||3||5|
|7th||R Doumit hit sacrifice fly to center, L Rivas scored, D Mientkiewicz to third.||4||5|
|9th||R Doumit singled to deep right center, L Rivas scored, D Mientkiewicz to third.||5||5|
|9th||S Pearce singled to left center, R Doumit and A LaRoche scored, B Moss to third.||7||5|
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|Stadium||Shea Stadium, Flushing, NY|
|Attendance||53,534 (127.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||68 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Bill Hohn, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Kevin Causey|