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Snell strong, but Bucs fall
Mets 5, Pirates 4
Ian Snell gave up just three runs and eight hits in seven innings. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
 McLouth's homer
 LaRoche's RBI single
 Castillo's RBI double
Despite getting an awesome effort from Ian Snell, who struck out seven over seven innings, the Pirates were unable to get past the Mets in the opener. Freddy Sanchez and Jose Castillo each had two hits in the ballgame, and Nate McLouth hit his sixth homer of the year in the fourth.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (66-52)
Won 2
NY Mets 5, Pittsburgh 4   PIT
Pittsburgh (49-68)
Lost 2
August 14, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0   5 11 0
Pittsburgh
2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0   4 7 0
Standings thru 8/14/07  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Pirates Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS5000013.303
Castillo, 2B5110013.305
Wright, 3B4120000.307
Beltran, CF4222011.261
Delgado, 1B3010120.252
Alou, LF4012012.310
Milledge, RF4110012.307
DiFelice, C4021002.429
Hernandez, P1000000.171
  a-Gotay, PH1010000.348
  Sosa, P0000000.208
  Schoeneweis, P0000000.000
  b-Anderson, PH1000000.246
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals3651151713 

a-Doubled for Hernandez in the 7th. b-Popped out for Schoeneweis in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Milledge (8, Snell), DiFelice (1, Snell), Gotay (9, Snell), Beltran (22, Torres).
HR: Beltran (21, 4th inning off Snell, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Castillo; Wright 2; Beltran 6; Delgado; Alou; Milledge 2; DiFelice 3; Gotay 2.
RBI: DiFelice (1), Beltran 2 (67), Alou 2 (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castillo 3; Alou.
S: Hernandez.
GIDP: DiFelice.
Team LOB: 6.

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McLouth, CF2211210.242
  b-Phelps, PH1000001.287
  Capps, P00000001.000
Sanchez, 2B4120111.307
LaRoche, 1B3011210.251
Bay, LF5000026.251
Bautista, RF-CF3000032.258
Castillo, 3B4121013.265
Paulino, C4010005.241
Wilson, SS3000000.266
Snell, P3000010.103
  Torres, P0000000.000
  Marte, P0000000.000
  Chacon, P0000000.273
  a-Nady, PH1001001.288
  Kata, RF0000000.194
Totals3347451019 

a-Grounded out for Chacon in the 8th. b-Flied out for McLouth in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Sanchez (31, Hernandez), Castillo (15, Hernandez).
HR: McLouth (6, 4th inning off Hernandez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: McLouth 4; Sanchez 3; LaRoche; Castillo 3; Paulino.
RBI: LaRoche (66), Castillo (17), McLouth (21), Nady (60).
2-out RBI: Castillo; McLouth.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Paulino 4; Bay; Phelps.
S: Wilson.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Wilson-Sanchez-LaRoche).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez 6.05335813.12
Sosa (W, 9-6)1.22110104.15
Schoeneweis (H, 9)0.10000005.06
Wagner (S, 27)1.00000101.55
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snell 7.08330713.87
Torres (L, 1-4)0.02220005.53
Marte 0.00001001.47
Chacon 1.01000003.89
Capps 1.00000002.44

Torres pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Marte pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Bautista (by Hernandez).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 130-70, Sosa 17-13, Schoeneweis 1-1, Wagner 13-8, Snell 111-74, Torres 4-2, Marte 7-3, Chacon 10-8, Capps 6-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 3-7, Sosa 2-2, Schoeneweis 0-1, Wagner 0-2, Snell 9-5, Torres 0-0, Marte 0-0, Chacon 3-0, Capps 1-2.
Batters faced: Hernandez 29, Sosa 7, Schoeneweis 1, Wagner 3, Snell 29, Torres 2, Marte 1, Chacon 3, Capps 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Schoeneweis 1-0, Marte 2-0, Chacon 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 25,277.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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