October 22, 2000: Game Two of the World Series

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Date: Sunday October 22, 2000
Mets starter: Mike Hampton
Mets: 5
Yankees: 6
Winning pitcher: Roger Clemens
Key player(s): Roger Clemens, strong 8 innings pitched
Key play: Tino Martinez RBI single makes it 6-0

With the Yankees already ahead of the series 1-0 the Mets were looking to even the series before heading back home to Shea.

Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens got pitched a great 8 innings without giving up any run with 9 strikeouts

In Mike Piazza's first at bat against Roger Clemens since getting hit on the head by his fastball on July 8, Piazza got sawed off on a 1-2 pitch in the first inning and the broken portion of the bat bounced toward Clemens.

Clemens picked up the bat and fired it at Piazza, who was jogging to first as the ball rolled foul. Piazza headed slowly for the mound. Both benches emptied, but order quickly was restored.

In the 9th inning the Mets came close to a comeback with Clemens out of the game.

Piazza hit a two Run home Run and Jay Payton hit a three run Home Run, but Kurt Abbott struck out looking to end the game and and give the Yankees a 2-0 lead in the series.