May 26, 2000 Mets 5, Cardinals 2
With the Mets leading 1-0 in the fourth, New York shortstop Rey Ordo�ez, who entered the game hitting .187, came to the plate with nobody out and Benny Agbayani on first. After Agbayani stole second, Ordonez laid down a bunt—an odd move considering that the Mets' pitcher, Mike Hampton, was on deck. Then again, Hampton is one of the best-hitting pitchers in the game and had a .261 average when the game started.
Hampton whacked a sacrifice fly to leftfield that scored Agbayani. He went on to pitch eight innings, allowing two runs, to earn his sixth win of the season; he also had a pair of singles to go with his sac fly. "Rey's bunting for a base hit there, but we'll take a sacrifice," said Mets manager Bobby Valentine, who used Hampton as a pinch hitter on May 13. "When it's a close game, I don't mind Mike hitting with a man on third and one out."