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Mets' RHP Maine looks to stay unbeaten vs. Bonds' Giants

May 9, 2007 - 2:57 PM NY Mets (20-12) at San Francisco (17-15) 3:35 pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) -- John Maine will face the toughest test of his young career on Wednesday.

The red-hot Maine takes the mound for the New York Mets against historic slugger Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants in the rubber game of a three-game series.

The major league's ERA leader will be looking to improve upon his unbeaten start, and it has been a welcome sight for the Mets' injury plagued staff. Orlando Hernandez is on the 15-day disabled list and Pedro Martinez is out until after the All-Star break.

Maine (5-0, 1.37), who has yet to allow more than two runs in any start, has stepped up as New York's second-most reliable starter behind Tom Glavine. Glavine earned his 294th career win by beating the Giants, 4-1, on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Maine will have his hands full with Bonds. The seven-time MVP hit his 745th homer on Tuesday, and has hit seven in his last 15 games. The lefthanded slugger needs just 10 to tie Hank Aaron's all-time home run record.

Matt Morris (4-1, 3.20) will take the hill for the Giants, and is 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in his career against the Mets.

Morris is in the midst of a revival and is looking for his fifth win after going 10-15 with a 4.98 ERA in 2006. He allowed two first-inning runs against Philadelphia on Friday before settling down to lead his team to a 6-2 win.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    NY METS 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 11 0
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYM - JOHN MAINE, SCOTT SCHOENEWEIS (7TH), AARON HEILMAN (8TH),
    BILLY WAGNER (9TH) AND PAUL LO DUCA
    SFO - MATT MORRIS, BRAD HENNESSEY (8TH), ARMANDO
    BENITEZ (9TH)

    May 9 6:20 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DAVID WRIGHT SCORED RUBEN GOTAY AND ENDY CHAVEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D WRIGHT ON SECOND, J REYES ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 5
    SAN FRANCISCO 3 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: C BELTRAN (.318, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Mets vs. GiantsMay 9 6:09 PM
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    Mets vs. GiantsMay 9 5:56 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CARLOS DELGADO SCORED CARLOS BELTRAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C DELGADO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 3 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: M ALOU (.333, 1-FOR-3)

    Mets vs. GiantsMay 9 5:39 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DAVE ROBERTS (2) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF JOHN MAINE SCORED ELIEZER ALFONZO.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 2, SAN FRANCISCO 3
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: O VIZQUEL (.252, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Mets vs. GiantsMay 9 4:47 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY JOHN MAINE ALLOWED RYAN KLESKO TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R DURHAM ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 2
    SAN FRANCISCO 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: P FELIZ (.235, 1-FOR-1)

    Mets vs. GiantsMay 9 4:33 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CARLOS DELGADO (2) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF MATT MORRIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 2, SAN FRANCISCO 0
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: M ALOU (.330, 0-FOR-1)

    Mets vs. GiantsMay 9 4:19 PM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RUBEN GOTAY (1) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    3RD OFF MATT MORRIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 1, SAN FRANCISCO 0
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: J MAINE (.154, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Mets vs. GiantsMay 9 4:05 PM