SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Randy Johnson's pursuit of 300 wins will
take a little longer.
Johnson dug himself an early hole against New York and ace Johan Santana, and the potent Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 9-6 on
Carlos Beltran hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs, and David Wright had a two-run double and three RBIs for New York. Fill-in cleanup hitter Gary Sheffield added three hits as the Mets won their 11th in 13 games and improved to 12-3 in May.
Santana (5-2), the NL ERA leader at 0.78 coming in, was far from dominant in a pitching matchup of two southpaws with seven Cy Young
awards between them.
Johnson gave up seven runs on 11 hits in just 4.0 innings pitched.
The Big Unit, looking to become the 24th pitcher to reach the 300-win milestone, now heads to familiar territory to try again: Seattle on Friday night.