Friday, September 08, 2006

Los Angeles Hits 2+ Home Runs in a Row against Mets

By Nicholas Stix

In the fifth inning tonight, Los Angeles’ shortstop Rafael Furcal hit a solo home run off a knee-high, 91 mph fastball from rookie Mets righthander John Maine. The next hitter, first baseman Nomar Garciaparra, hit a homer off a high, 91-mph fastball. Then outfielder J.D. Drew came up, and likewise hit the ball out of the park, to center. In Drew’s case, however, Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran had a different idea. As the ball sailed over the center field fence, Beltran leapt, speared the ball, and brought it back.

After five, Los Angeles leads 4-0, on two first inning runs that scored on an errant thrown by Mets third baseman David Wright, and on Furcal and Garciaparra’s respective home runs.

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