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Bob P
February 10, 2004
A crazy afternoon at Busch Stadium. After one inning the Mets were leading 6-4!! The Mets scored five runs after two men were out in the top of the first. The Cards came right back and loaded the bases with no one out in the bottom of the first off Jerry Koosman and got four runs thanks to a sac fly by Reggie Smith followed by a three-run homer by Ted Simmons. Both starting pitchers were gone by the second inning.

With the Mets up 7-5 in the bottom of the fifth, switch-hitter Ted Simmons homered off rookie RHP Rick Baldwin and became the first NL player to hit homers from both sides of the plate in a game since Pete Rose did it in 1967.

The wackiness continued when St Louis 2B Ted Sizemore made three errors in the top of the sixth, tying a major league record. The Mets scored five runs in that inning, four of them unearned, to take a 12-7 lead, and coasted from there.

Rick Baldwin pitched 5.2 innings of relief for his first major league win. Former Cardinal Jack Heidemann had just one hit but had four RBIs thanks to a bases loaded double and a bases loaded walk. The Mets were helped by the Cards' generous gifts of five errors and nine walks.



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