July 29, 2007: Maine's Rain-Shortened One-Hitter
|Date: July 29, 2007|
|Mets starter: John Maine|
|Winning pitcher: John Maine|
|Key player(s): John Maine, David Wright, Ramon Castro|
|Key play: Castro's home run|
The Mets faced the Nationals on a Sunday afternoon at Shea Stadium. Due to heavy rain, the game was discontinued after only five innings. It officially ended as a 5-0 Mets win with John Maine pitching a one-hit shutout.
In the first inning, Maine allowed a one-out single to Washington's Ronnie Belliard. He then retired Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Church for the second and third outs. John followed up by setting down the Nats in order in each of the next four innings.
The Mets scored twice in the first three innings against Nationals' starter Billy Traber. Lastings Milledge's first inning single and David Wright's single in the third each brought home Jose Reyes. In the fourth, Ramon Castro hit a two-run homer off Traber and Wright singled off reliever Chris Schroder to score Ruben Gotay.
After Damion Easley's single in the bottom of the fifth, the game was stopped by rain. The Mets were declared the winner and Maine had an abbreviated one-hitter.