Mets' Figueroa Gets First Win in Five Years

Coney Island native, bullpen give New York its 3rd straight
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2008 10:36 PM CDT
Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jason Kendall, left, watches as New York Mets' Angel Pagan hits an RBI single during the sixth inning of their game at Shea Stadium in New York, Friday, April 11, 2008.    (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
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(Newser) – Nelson Figueroa earned his first major league win in five years, retiring 14 straight batters at the start and pitching his hometown New York Mets past the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on a foggy Friday. Carlos Delgado hit one of New York's three RBI singles and the Mets got a strong effort from their much-maligned bullpen to win their third straight.

Joe Smith worked around an error in a scoreless seventh and Aaron Heilman struck out two in a perfect eighth after blowing a two-run lead in Thursday night's 12-inning victory over Philadelphia. Billy Wagner got three quick outs for his first save this season. New York All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes came out after the fifth inning with tightness in his left hamstring.