7:10 PM ET, July 19, 2011
Citi Field, New York, NY
NEW YORK -- Jose Reyes had Citi Field buzzing from the moment he stepped out of the dugout right up until he quashed a rally in the eighth inning with his glove.Carlos Beltran impressed everyone, too, swinging the bat as if losing five pounds in three days and having a 105-degree fever had no affect on him at all.
Mets catcher Josh Thole went on the paternity list to be with his wife, Kathryn, who had a boy, Camden. ... Cardinals shortstop Theriot was suspended two games for making contact with an umpire Sunday. He appealed. ... Mets third baseman David Wright went 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored in a rehab game for Class A St. Lucie. ... Isringhausen's other save with the Mets came on July 6, 1999, against Montreal. ... Blaine Boyer, who was cut in early April, has the Mets' other save this season.
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals has a laugh as he warms up prior to playing...(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|5th||K Lohse singled to center, L Berkman scored, D Freese to third.||1||0|
|5th||A Pagan doubled to deep right, J Reyes and J Turner scored, C Beltran to third.||1||2|
|6th||D Murphy doubled to deep center, J Turner and C Beltran scored.||1||4|
|7th||L Berkman homered to right center (448 feet).||2||4|
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|Stadium||Citi Field, New York, NY|
|Attendance||35,448 (84.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||87 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Greg Gibson, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Angel Hernandez|
The Cardinals have not stolen a base in their last 32 games. That is their longest streak without a stolen base since a 35-gamer in 1952. It's the longest stretch of games without an SB this season. The next-longest streak by any team at any point this season is 16 games-Braves and Orioles It's the longest streak of games without an SB for any team since the 1977 Indians went 35 straight games and the longest for an NL team since the Pirates went 33 games without one in a stretch spanning 1972 and 1973.
From Elias: Carlos Beltran went 2-2 with two doubles and two walks against Kyle Lohse. Beltran is hitting .564 (22-39) with four home runs and 11 walks off Lohse. The .564 mark by Beltran is the second-highest average by any active batter against any active pitcher (minimum 35 at-bats). The best mark is held by Jason Giambi (.622, 23-37) vs. Darren Oliver.
From Elias: This was Jason Isringhausen's 2nd career save for the Mets, his first since July 6, 1999. His 12-year, 13-day gap between saves for the Mets is the 7th-longest gap between saves for a team in MLB history, a little more than 3 years off the record-- Darren Oliver, 15 years, 271 days between saves for the Rangers.
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