On a masterful pitching performance by Oliver Perez (7-5) the Mets defeated Roger Clemens and the Yankees 2-0 to snap their 5 game losing skid. Jose Reyes provided a long-overdue jolt of electricty as he went 3-3 with a home run, 3 stolen bases and 2 RBI.
Perez, who dropped his ERA to 2.91, threw 7 1/3 scoreless inning, shutting down an Yankees offense that averaged 7.1 runs per game during their 9 game winning streak. He worked his way out of trouble in the middle innings but bounced back and finised strong before being lifted in the 8th innning with one out. He was helped out by Carlos Gomez who made a fine catch against the left field fence and doubled up Matsui to end a 4th inning trheat.
The Mets offense didn't produce much again and Carlos Delgado struck out 4 times, but they have to feel good about themselves taking the first game of the series.