Less than a month after being cut by the San Diego Padres, David Wells pitched five good innings in his brand spankin' new Los Angeles Dodgers uni Sunday night. He allowed 2 runs on 7 hits with two strikeouts -- walking three -- as his new club beat the New York Mets 6-2 to avoid the three-game sweep.
The surly, 44-year-old lefty became the oldest pitcher to start for the Dodgers since the club moved to the West Coast in 1958 and even bunted for a hit to lead off the fifth.
"It felt weird out there but I've been doing this for a long time... It's a big game, gimme the ball," Boomer said of his first start with his new ball club.David Wright doubled twice and drove in the only two New York runs.
Mets starter John Maine gave up six runs -- three earned -- on nine hits in 5.2 innings with a walk and six K's.
Juan Pierre and Matt Kemp each had two hits and two RBIs for the Dodgers while Rafael Furcal went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
New York is sitting comfortably at 6 games ahead in the NL East over the Philadelphia Phillies and seven over the Atlanta Braves. The Dodgers are fourth in the NL West, 6.5 games behind the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks, but just 3.5 within the wild card-leading Padres.