May 4, 2005: Seo, Floyd and Diaz Lead Mets Past Phils

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Date: May 4, 2005
Mets starter: Jae Seo
Mets: 3
Phillies: 2
Winning pitcher: Jae Seo
Key player(s): Jae Seo, Cliff Floyd, Victor Diaz
Key play: Diaz’s home run, Floyd’s single and homer

The Mets faced the Phillies on a Wednesday night at Shea Stadium. The teams played the third game of a four-game series. Jae Seo pitched seven innings of one-hit ball as Cliff Floyd and Victor Diaz homered in a 3-2 Mets win over Philadelphia.

Following a pair of scoreless and hitless innings, Seo hurled a perfect top of the third. Diaz began the bottom half with a home run off Phils’ starter Randy Wolf. Seo went down on strikes and Wolf retired Kazuo Matsui and Miguel Cairo on consecutive infield pop-ups. Jae then fanned all three Philadelphia batters in the top of the fourth.

Carlos Beltran doubled and Mike Piazza walked to start off the bottom of the fourth inning. Floyd singled to score Beltran with the Mets’ second run of the game. Chris Woodward and David Wright each grounded out to third baseman David Bell. Diaz was walked intentionally to load the bases. Wolf struck out Seo to end the inning. Jae allowed only a single to Bell in a scoreless top of the fifth. The Mets were then set down in order by Wolf in the bottom half.

Seo retired the Phillies 1-2-3 in the top of the sixth inning. With one out in the bottom half, Floyd hit a home run to increase the Mets’ lead to 3-0. Woodward struck out and Wright hit an inning-ending fly ball to center fielder Jason Michaels. Seo shut down the Phils without a hit in the top of the seventh. Wolf then pitched a scoreless bottom of the inning.

Mets’ reliever Roberto Hernandez pitched a perfect top of the eighth. Philadelphia’s Geoff Geary retired the side in order in the bottom half. With one out in the top of the ninth inning, Chase Utley and Bobby Abreu hit back-to-back home runs off the Mets’ Braden Looper. Pat Burrell was called out on strikes. Looper then struck out Michaels to end the game. The Mets had a victory that brought them to the .500 mark (14-14) on the season.