Before the second game of the day-night double header, there were ceremonies on the field, honoring the heroes and mourning the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Several memebers of a New York police squad were on hand, and their presence seemed to galvanize the Mets, as they played some of their most inspired baseball, getting timely hitting and also getting inspired pitching from Al Leiter as they beat the Braves 5-0 to salvage a tie of the doubleheader. Leiter pitched a complete game.
The Mets scored first in the second inning when Rey Ordonez singled in Jeromy Burnitz, who had singled earlier in the inning. Roger Cedeno then singled in both Ty Wigginton and Ordonez to make it 3-0.
Burnitz doubled to lead off the fourth and scored on Wigginton's single. Wigginton took second on the throw to the plate to try to get Burnitz and then scored when Cedeno singled.
The rest was Leiter as he effectively placed his pitches and kept the Braves off balance as he threw a complete-game shutout.
-There was a moment of silence at 9:11 pm to for people to reflect on the 9/11 tragedy. -The Mets now travel to Montreal for a four-game series. Tyler Walker (1-0, 7.50) will get the nod for the Mets while Tomo Ohka (13-7, 3.18) will pitch for the Expos.