Aaron Heilman comes in to relieve Tom Glavine in the seventh. Not Glavine's best stuff, but the Mets still have the lead, and that's what matters. Jason Giambi hits a long fly ball deep to center, but Beltran is there to get the first out. A-Rod up now. Heilman makes a great stab on a A-Rod grounder to get the second out. But the Mets still refuse to end an inning without allowing a baserunner, as Cano hits one the other way for his first hit of the night. Bernie stands in here, he has yet to commit an out in this game. A ball gets by Paul Lo Duca, and Cano races to second, putting a runner in scoring position with two outs. Heilman walks Bernie, for his fourth trip on base in this game. I'm getting a little nervous - Heilman turns into a different pitcher when he allows a baserunner. He can be dominant with the bases empty, but he becomes a lot more passive once he puts one on. I'd have felt a lot better if he hadn't allowed that hit. Melky Cabrera is now up. Heilman takes him to 3-2 before walking him as well. Now I'm real nervous. I didn't think Kelly Stinnett could beat the Mets yesterday, but sure enough he was walked with the bases loaded to keep the inning going for the Yankees yesterday. Whew, he gets him to ground out. It was close, Reyes was in good position to make a play on Stinnett's grounder. If he had been out of position, the Yankees tie the game up. Fortunately, they get out of the inning still up two. Time to stretch.
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