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Owings looks to continue Diamondbacks' momentum

May 2, 2008 - 2:12 PM NY Mets (14-12) at Arizona (20-8) 9:40 pm EDT

PHOENIX (Ticker) - Micah Owings takes the hill for the Arizona Diamondbacks when they open up a three-game series with the New York Mets on Friday.

Arizona has won seven of its last 10 games and holds the best record in baseball, which includes an 11-3 mark at home.

Owings hit a pinch-hit two-run homer Wednesday, helping Arizona rally for an 8-7 victory over Houston. It was the pitcher's fifth career home run in just 79 at-bats.

But the tall righthander will look to rebound from a rough outing and extend his personal winning streak on the mound.

Owings (4-0, 3.48 ERA) gave up five runs in five innings and did not get a decision in Arizona's 8-7, 13-inning defeat to San Diego last Saturday. He had allowed a combined seven runs in his previous four starts - all wins.

New York is coming off a 13-1 setback to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, which snapped a three-game winning streak.

The Mets will look to rebound from their worst loss of the season when they send John Maine to the mound against Arizona.

Maine (2-2, 3.58) picked up the win in his last start, giving up two runs in five innings last Saturday. The righthander struck out a season-high seven.

The 26-year-old is 1-1 in two career starts against Arizona, posting a 2.25 ERA.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 12 1
    ARIZONA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYM - JOHN MAINE, JOE SMITH (7TH), PEDRO FELICIANO (8TH), DUANER
    SANCHEZ (9TH) AND RAUL CASANOVA
    ARI - MICAH OWINGS, BRANDON MEDDERS (6TH), DOUG SLATEN
    (7TH), JUAN

    May 3 12:27 AM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DAVID WRIGHT (5) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF MICAH OWINGS SCORED JOSE REYES.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 7, ARIZONA 2
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: C BELTRAN (.207, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Mets 7, Diamondbacks 2  Top 6, 0 OutsMay 2 11:31 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN CHURCH (4) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    4TH OFF MICAH OWINGS.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 5, ARIZONA 2
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: D WRIGHT (.286, 1-FOR-2)

    Mets 5, Diamondbacks 2  Top 4, 0 OutsMay 2 10:52 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS YOUNG SCORED MIGUEL MONTERO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C YOUNG ON FIRST, M OWINGS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4
    ARIZONA 2 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: E BYRNES (.264, 0-FOR-1)

    Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsMay 2 10:27 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MIGUEL MONTERO SCORED JUSTIN UPTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M MONTERO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4
    ARIZONA 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: M OWINGS (.421, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Mets 4, Diamondbacks 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsMay 2 10:22 PM


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    AT ARIZONA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RYAN CHURCH SCORED JOSE REYES.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R CHURCH ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4
    ARIZONA 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: D WRIGHT (.289, 1-FOR-1)

    Mets 4, Diamondbacks 0  Top 2, 0 OutsMay 2 10:12 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 3 3 4 0
    ARIZONA 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: NYM - JOHN MAINE
    ARI - MICAH OWINGS

    DUE UP FOR ARIZONA: C YOUNG (.227, 6 HR, 14 RBI)
    E BYRNES (.267, 3 HR, 15 RBI)
    O HUDSON (.270, 3 HR, 17 RBI)

    Mets 3, Diamondbacks 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsMay 2 9:55 PM