June 2, 2004: Zeile's Homers Beat Phillies
|Date: June 2, 2004|
|Mets starter: Tom Glavine|
|Winning pitcher: David Weathers|
|Key player(s): Todd Zeile|
|Key play: Zeile's two home runs|
The Mets were looking for a sweep of their first series ever at Philadelphia's Citizen's Bank Park. They came from behind for a 5-3 win in 10 innings. Todd Zeile's two home runs provided the scoring for the Mets.
The Phils grabbed a three-run lead against Tom Glavine in the first three innings. Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a home run and a third inning double by Bobby Abreu scored Rollins and Doug Glanville. Glavine then kept the Phillies hitless from the fourth inning to the seventh.
In the eighth, pinch-hitter Vance Wilson got a two-out single for the Mets' third hit off Phils' starter Randy Wolf. Kazuo Matsui followed with a double and Wolf was replaced by reliever Ryan Madson. Zeile clouted a three-run homer off Madson to tie the game, 3-3. John Franco then retired the Phillies in order in the bottom of the inning and neither team scored in the ninth.
Karim Garcia got a one-out double as a pinch hitter for David Weathers in the top of the tenth. Following a ground out, Zeile nailed a pitch from reliever Roberto Hernandez for his second home run of the game to give the Mets the lead. The Phils then loaded the bases against Braden Looper in the bottom half before Jim Thome grounded out to end the game. The Mets had completed a three-game sweep on the strength of Zeile's two homers.