New York Mets Head to LA with Series Win in Arizona

Jamie HewittCorrespondent IMay 4, 2008

The Mets came into the last game of this Arizona series needing a win. They did just that by winning today, 5-2.

A strong outing by Santana aloud the Mets to win, giving up just one run in six innings of work. 

Santana had eight strikeouts with six hits and four walks. Santana would leave today's game with a no decision and an ERA just below three.

The bullpen today in three innings of work almost blew it when Joe Smith in relief gave up a run to tie the game in the seventh, 2-2.

In the seventh, it all came alive when the Mets’ bats came alive with an error by Jackson to give the Mets a 5-2 lead in the eighth to close out the victory. Wagner closed the game and received his seventh save of the year.

The big play of the game came when Ryan Church made an assist at third throwing out Burke, who may have been a little greedy heading third from a throwing error from Feliciano.

Jorge Sosa received the win for the game, which makes him a surprising 4-1 on the year with a 6.38 ERA. The big hitter for the Mets came from David Wright, who went 1-4 with a homerun.  Jose Reyes was 1-4 with two RBI.

The Mets head into a hot Los Angeles team, needing to come away with momentum when they face the Reds. The Pirates’ loss 13-1 in the last series could have woken this Mets team.  Hopefully, this is the start to a contending team.