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Wright, Jacobs lead Mets to 18-4 hammering of D-Backs

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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PHOENIX -- Mike Jacobs and David Wright are giving the New York Mets a glimpse of their future.

Both budding stars hit two homers, and Jacobs and Jose Reyes each had four RBI as the Mets pounded Arizona for a second straight game, beating the Diamondbacks 18-4 Wednesday night.

"I was just kind of like, 'Wow, you know, that's pretty tight,'" the 24-year-old Jacobs said. "That's awesome. I had a few multihomer games this year down in Double-A, but obviously doing it in the big leagues is so much more special."

The Mets, who beat the Diamondbacks 14-1 on Tuesday, set season highs for hits (20) and runs in their third straight win and seventh in nine games. The Mets set a team record with 13 extra base hits and 44 total bases and fell two short of the mark for runs in consecutive games. They scored 34 in wins at Chicago on June 12-13, 1990.

New York scored five times in the second and fifth innings and had a run in every inning from the second through the seventh.

Jae Seo (6-1) held the Diamondbacks to seven hits and two runs over seven innings to win his fifth straight start, four since he was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Aug. 6.

Seo and Ramon Castro each drove in two runs, Castro with a double and Seo with a double and groundout.

Mets manager Willie Randolph credited Seo with ignoring the huge lead and concentrating on moving the game along.

"That's very important," Randolph said. "I like my pitchers to stay focused and execute pitches and not get wrapped up in the score, but that's not very easy to do. Jae got a little tired at the end. We had some long innings, but he did keep us in the game as far as getting throught the first five pretty easily."

The Diamondbacks trailed 17-0 when Conor Jackson had an RBI single and Kelly Stinnett added a run-scoring double in the seventh. Shawn Green had a two-run homer -- the 300th of his career -- off Aaron Heilman in the eighth.

"There wasn't a lot of good feelings about it, the way the last two games have gone," Green said. "I knew the 300th would come at some point and relatively soon, but tonight wasn't a real good night for it."

Reyes had a three-run homer off reliever Greg Aquino that made it 13-0 in the fifth. He also got his league-leading 13th triple and drove in a run with an infield single.

Jacobs had a two-run homer in the second and a solo shot in the ninth to extend his impressive major-league start. He homered Sunday in his first at-bat in the majors as a pinch hitter. He homered and singled Tuesday night in his second start.

He and Wright needed triples to hit for the cycle, while Reyes needed a double.

"You've got guys just doing their job," said Wright, 22. "You've got the top of the lineup getting on base, you've got the middle guys driving them in, you've got the bottom of the lineup contributing. It's just like an offensive dream.

"There have been stretches this season, so many stretches where we've been shut out that you almost scratch your head and wonder, 'How'd that happen with this kind of offense?'"

The Mets took a 5-0 lead in a second inning highlighted by Jacobs' homer and a bizarre double play.

Arizona starter Russ Ortiz (4-8) walked Wright and he advanced to second on a wild pitch. Victor Diaz lined an RBI double over Chad Tracy's head in right when Tracy slipped trying to backpedal, and Jacobs pulled a pitch into the right-field seats.

With the boos getting louder, Ortiz walked Castro and Reyes, and Kaz Matsui loaded the bases with a bloop single. Carlos Beltran grounded to second baseman Craig Counsell and was thrown out, but Castro and Reyes scored before Matsui was tagged out to finish a 4-3-6-3-6-1 double play.

New York added two runs in the third on doubles by Jacobs and Seo.

In the fourth, Reyes tripled and scored on Beltran's sacrifice fly. The Mets went up 10-0 in the fifth on Castro's double before Reyes' homer.

Ortiz allowed eight runs and seven hits and walked five in four innings to drop to 0-6 in eight starts since beating Houston on June 18. The start was his third since he came off the disabled list Aug. 12.

"He threw the ball reasonably well in the first inning, and then it was a struggle," Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said. "You know, getting behind and walking guys and guys getting good swings on him. I'm kind of at a loss, really. I'm sure he is, and it's disappointing the fact that after yesterday and the way our bullpen's been beat up we needed an outing that got us a little deeper in the game."

Notes

  • Seo is 2-0 against the Diamondbacks in Phoenix, 2-1 in four appearances against them overall.
  • Wright had his third four-hit game and third multihomer game.
  • Jackson, who was 0-for-20 until the fifth inning, had two hits.
  • The Diamondbacks have allowed 68 runs during their 1-5 skid, part of a 6-15 slide in August.
 
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In just his fourth big-league game, Mike Jacobs goes 4-for-5 with two HRs and four RBI for the Mets. (AP)
In just his fourth big-league game, Mike Jacobs goes 4-for-5 with two HRs and four RBI for the Mets. (AP)

Players of the Game
New York

D. Wright
AB 5
R 4
H 4
HR 2
RBI 2
New York

M. Jacobs
AB 5
R 5
H 4
HR 2
RBI 4
 
New York Mets
Jose Reyes, SS5334100 .279
Kaz Matsui, 2B4030101 .232
Carlos Beltran, CF3001002 .265
   a- Chris Woodward, PH-LF2010002 .299
Cliff Floyd, LF4000002 .284
    Gerald Williams, CF2000002 .231
David Wright, 3B5442100 .314
Victor Diaz, RF6221021 .266
Mike Jacobs, 1B5544101 .538
Ramon Castro, C3322201 .259
    Mike DiFelice, C1000010 .077
Jae Seo, P2112100 .118
   b- Jose Offerman, PH1000000 .226
    Aaron Heilman, P0000000 .000
Totals431820167312 
a-hit into fielder's choice for Beltran in the 6th
b-grounded out for Seo in the 8th
Batting
2B - David Wright (35, Ortiz), Victor Diaz 2 (12, Ortiz, Lyon), Mike Jacobs (1, Ortiz), Ramon Castro 2 (12, Aquino, Groom), Jae Seo (1, Ortiz)
3B - Jose Reyes (13, Ortiz)
HR - Jose Reyes (6, Aquino), David Wright 2 (20, Groom, Lyon), Mike Jacobs 2 (4, Ortiz, Valverde)
SF - Carlos Beltran (6)
SH - Jae Seo (1)
RBI - Jose Reyes 4 (54), Carlos Beltran (60), David Wright 2 (82), Victor Diaz (27), Mike Jacobs 4 (9), Ramon Castro 2 (33), Jae Seo 2 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Jose Reyes (21), Mike Jacobs 2 (4), Jae Seo (1)
SB - Victor Diaz (4, 3rd base off Ortiz/Stinnett)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Matsui-Reyes-Jacobs
E - Kaz Matsui (7, Wild throw)
New York Mets
Jae Seo (W,6-1) 7722020 1.30
Aaron Heilman 2120021 3.80
WP - Jae Seo (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Jae Seo 95-67, Aaron Heilman 26-22
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jae Seo 7-11, Aaron Heilman 4-1
Batters Faced - Jae Seo 27, Aaron Heilman 8
Arizona Diamondbacks
Craig Counsell, 2B4000010 .275
Royce Clayton, SS4100000 .273
Luis Gonzalez, LF3020000 .281
    Brandon Lyon, P0000000 .000
    Tim Worrell, P0000000 .000
   a- Tony Clark, PH1000011 .318
    Jose Valverde, P0000000 .000
Shawn Green, CF-RF4112002 .290
Chad Tracy, RF-LF4010000 .290
Alex Cintron, 3B4110011 .257
Conor Jackson, 1B4121000 .200
Kelly Stinnett, C4011012 .291
Russ Ortiz, P1000000 .259
    Greg Aquino, P0000000 .000
   b- Quinton McCracken, PH1000002 .223
    Buddy Groom, P0000000 .000
    Luis Terrero, CF1000001 .262
Totals35484049 
a-struck out for Worrell in the 8th
b-lined out for Aquino in the 5th
Batting
2B - Kelly Stinnett (2, Seo)
HR - Shawn Green (19, Heilman)
RBI - Shawn Green 2 (65), Conor Jackson (5), Kelly Stinnett (9)
2-OUT RBI - Shawn Green 2 (24), Conor Jackson (3), Kelly Stinnett (4)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Chad Tracy 1
DP - Counsell-Jackson-Clayton-Ortiz
Arizona Diamondbacks
Russ Ortiz (L,4-8) 4788501 6.95
Greg Aquino 1455211 9.12
Buddy Groom 1533001 5.61
Brandon Lyon 1211001 5.25
Tim Worrell 1100000 5.72
Jose Valverde 1111021 3.02
IBB - Castro by Russ Ortiz
HBP - Matsui (by Tim Worrell)
WP - Russ Ortiz (5), Greg Aquino (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Russ Ortiz 85-46, Greg Aquino 37-21, Buddy Groom 34-25, Brandon Lyon 18-11, Tim Worrell 18-13, Jose Valverde 19-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Russ Ortiz 8-2, Greg Aquino 2-0, Buddy Groom 3-0, Brandon Lyon 2-1, Tim Worrell 3-0
Batters Faced - Russ Ortiz 22, Greg Aquino 9, Buddy Groom 8, Brandon Lyon 5, Tim Worrell 5, Jose Valverde 4
Game Information
Attendance - 22268
Game Time - 3:05
Temperature - 78
Umpires - Home - Tim Timmons, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Chuck Meriwether, Third Base - Mike Everitt