Mets-Red Sox: New York Takes First Game

Vinny MadioCorrespondent IMay 23, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20:  Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets takes to the field against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium May 20, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Finally, after losing five games to the Red Sox, New York finally got a win. 

But it wasn't the Yankees who won nine straight. Nope, it was the depleted New York Mets who were just swept out of Los Angeles.

The Mets beat the Red Sox 5-3 behind a great outing by Johan Santana, who had to be at his best again due to the horrible defense behind him. The Mets made three errors in last night's victory, and continue to play horribly behind Santana.

The Mets, who are without Carlos Delgado, Jose Reyes, and now most likely Ryan Church, got key hits from Omir Santos and Ramon Martinez.  David Wright and Angel Pagan also helped out with an RBI each. 

Sheffield was the one who got the Mets going with a home run in the second.  It was the Mets first home run of this ten game road trip.

Santana went seven innings, and then Bobby Parnell pitched a perfect eighth inning.   K-Rod came in the ninth and shut down the Sox to end the game.

The pitching was great, and the unusual timed hitting from the lower part of the batting order was also superb. The only bad thing, was another injury to Church and the horrific defense the Mets continue to play.

But, a win is a win. After losing three straight to the Dodgers, getting a win in the first of three against the Red Sox is huge. 

Hey, it is something the Yankees haven't been able to do all year against Boston.

Now only if the Yankees could return the favor to the Mets by beating those Phillies.