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Mets 9, Angels 6
Carlos Beltran pounded a solo homer in his first two at-bats. (Mark Avery/AP)
Unlike the last time when the bullpen could not sustain the lead, Aaron Heilman came through for Mike Pelfrey in the seventh, striking out the final two batters in the frame and ending the Angels' rally. In the victory, Carlos Beltran belted two homers and Luis Castillo contributed two RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 06/16: NYM 9, LAA 6
  • Tue. 06/17: LAA 6, NYM 1
  • Wed. 06/18: @ LAA, 10:05 PM ET
NYM
NY Mets (34-35)
Won 2
NY Mets 9, LA Angels 6   LAA
LA Angels (42-29)
Lost 1
June 16, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
2 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 1   9 12 0
LA Angels
1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0   6 11 1
Standings thru 6/16/08  |  Recap: NYM | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Angels stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4320111.289
Castillo, 2B4122001.269
Wright, 3B4112021.276
Beltran, DH5233001.277
Delgado, 1B4000021.242
Anderson, LF4120001.188
Nixon, RF4000012.286
Schneider, C4011011.255
Chavez, CF4110002.220
Totals3791281711 

BATTING
2B: Anderson 2 (4, Weaver, Weaver), Reyes 2 (20, Weaver, Oliver), Wright (19, Arredondo).
HR: Beltran 2 (10, 1st inning off Weaver, 0 on, 2 out; 3rd inning off Weaver, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Reyes 4; Castillo 2; Wright 2; Beltran 9; Anderson 4; Schneider; Chavez.
RBI: Beltran 3 (48), Schneider (16), Castillo 2 (23), Wright 2 (52).
2-out RBI: Beltran 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chavez; Anderson.
S: Castillo.
SF: Wright.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Beltran (9, 3rd base off Arredondo/Mathis), Reyes (25, 3rd base off Weaver/Mathis).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Anderson (Izturis at 2nd base), Chavez (Kotchman at home).
DP: 2 (Reyes, Anderson-Wright-Castillo).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B4121100.312
Izturis, SS4130102.269
Anderson, LF4012004.257
Guerrero, DH4010013.273
Hunter, CF3111012.268
Kotchman, 1B4000004.298
Kendrick, 2B4121000.320
Matthews, RF3100100.240
Mathis, C4111000.224
Totals3461163215 

BATTING
2B: Figgins (7, Pelfrey).
TB: Figgins 3; Izturis 3; Anderson; Guerrero; Hunter; Kendrick 2; Mathis.
RBI: Anderson 2 (32), Hunter (34), Kendrick (12), Mathis (15), Figgins (8).
2-out RBI: Kendrick.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kotchman; Hunter.
SF: Anderson.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Mathis (5, throw).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pelfrey (W, 3-6)6.08662004.62
Feliciano (H, 7)0.12000002.63
Heilman (H, 6)0.20000205.60
Sanchez (H, 10)1.00000004.71
Wagner (S, 15)1.01001002.17
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Weaver (L, 6-7)6.18661524.73
Arredondo 0.23220101.98
Oliver 1.11110102.97
Speier 0.20000004.94

Pelfrey pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Hunter (by Pelfrey).
Pitches-strikes: Pelfrey 113-69, Feliciano 10-8, Heilman 9-6, Sanchez 6-5, Wagner 20-11, Weaver 98-67, Arredondo 23-15, Oliver 17-12, Speier 4-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Pelfrey 13-3, Feliciano 1-0, Heilman 0-0, Sanchez 2-1, Wagner 0-2, Weaver 4-10, Arredondo 0-1, Oliver 2-1, Speier 1-1.
Batters faced: Pelfrey 27, Feliciano 3, Heilman 2, Sanchez 3, Wagner 4, Weaver 28, Arredondo 5, Oliver 5, Speier 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliciano 2-2, Heilman 2-0, Arredondo 2-2, Speier 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Lance Barksdale. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:10.
Att: 39,229.

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