July 30, 2003: Leiter and Weathers Shut Out Brewers

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Date: July 30, 2003
Mets starter: Al Leiter
Mets: 2
Brewers: 0
Winning pitcher: Al Leiter
Key player(s): Al Leiter, David Weathers
Key play: Mets' runs in 3rd and 6th

The Mets faced the Brewers on a Wednesday night at Shea Stadium. The teams got five hits each in a two-hour and 27-minute game. The Mets ended a four-game losing streak as Al Leiter and David Weathers combined for 10 strikeouts in a 2-0 victory over Milwaukee.

Leiter held the Brewers scoreless for the first seven innings of the game. He yielded five singles and four walks while striking out six batters. Al got Eddie Perez for two double play ground balls to help his effort. Meanwhile, the Mets got two runs against Milwaukee's Wes Obermuller on Cliff Floyd's infield out that scored Jose Reyes in the third and Timo Perez's sacrifice fly to bring home Jason Phillips in the sixth.

Brewers' reliever Luis Vizcaino pitched a perfect bottom of the seventh inning. In the top of the eighth, Weathers struck out Richie Sexson and Brady Clark and retired Keith Ginter on a pop up to third baseman Ty Wigginton. Floyd singled and Phillips doubled off Milwaukee's Valerio de los Santos with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Timo Perez then grounded out to end the inning.

Weathers retired the Brewers 1-2-3 in the top of the ninth inning. He fanned Royce Clayton and John Vander Wal for the final two outs of the game. The Mets had a win on a combined five-hit shutout to end their four-game skid.