Game 1: Mets 8, Cardinals 7
John Maine's line from Game 1:
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST GS 5.0 6 7 7 2 5 2 82-57 30Maine's toughest outing to date, though you can forgive him for getting roughed up by King Albert; much better pitchers than Maine have before.
- Hitting: Carlos Beltran, 64.5% WPA
- Pitching: Chad Bradford, 15.9% WPA
- Hitting: Jose Reyes, -13.0% WPA
- Pitching: John Maine, -33.9%
Game 2: Mets 10, Cardinals 8
Steve Trachsel's line from Game 2:
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST GS 5.0 6 6 6 3 1 3 87-50 29Terrible. An otherwise horrible start, yet Trachsel picks up another win because the offense staked him to a big lead. He did his best to make it a close game, but to no avail.
- Hitting: Jose Reyes, 21.7% WPA
- Pitching: Billy Wagner, 8.2% WPA
- Hitting: Steve Trachsel, -4.7% WPA
- Pitching: Steve Trachsel, -7.5% WPA
Game 3: Mets 6, Cardinals 2
Dave Williams's line from Game 3:
IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST GS 6.1 7 2 2 1 4 1 102-67 54Anytime you can get a win out of a retread like Dave Williams you know things are going well. To his credit, Williams pitched admirably, limiting the damage with some help from Endy Chavez's glove. For a soft-tosser like Williams it's vital that he keeps his walks to a minimum. The opposition is going to get their hits, so if he can avoid needlessly putting guys on base he will stand a much better chance of succeeding.
- Hitting: Paul Lo Duca, 20.8% WPA
- Pitching: Roberto Hernandez, 19.0% WPA
- Hitting: Carlos Beltran, -7.1% WPA
- Pitching: None