Saturday, May 8, 2010

Ike and Barajas Have Huge Games as Rod and the Mets Walk Off

Last Night the Mets took down the NL leading Giants 6-4 (box score/wrap) in walk-off fashion thanks to a two run homer from Rod Barajas in the bottom of the ninth.  Barajas had also hit another bomb earlier in the night, but he wasn't the only Met bringing the pop as Ike Davis also went deep twice, as the two provided 5 of the 6 Mets RBI.  The only other Mets RBI was off the bat of Jason Bay who smoked a two-out double in the first to drive in Reyes.  It's interesting to note that the homer off Sanchez by Davis in the 3rd was the first homer Sanchez had given up all year, AND was the first hit against a lefty Sanchez had given up as well all year.

Although K-Rod blew the save in the ninth the Mets were still able to bail him out in the field, on two really nice plays.  One by the second baseman with a runner on second: where he kept a two out hit on the infield, keeping the runner from being able to score.  The other was Ike Davis flipping into the Mets bench to catch a foul ball and end the top of the ninth for the Giants.  It was a fantastic play.

It wouldn't be fair to talk about last night without talking about Pelfrey's outing, which was definitely a rebound from what happened in Philly.  Mike went 7 and 1/3 innings giving up 8 hits and 3 runs, while striking out 4.  That's a quality start, and should have been enough to get the "W".  Nieve held the fort down in the eighth and kept the Mets on top until K-Rod gave up a game tying homer in the ninth, and almost more if not for the outstanding plays by the second baseman and Davis. Also it was interesting to see how 2B got up after making that play in the field in the ninth, he limped the ball back in.  Didn't look good.

But a win is a win, no matter how it happens.  So today the Mets send Santana to the hill against Todd Wellemeyer at 1:10.  This is a game the Mets should win, and probably need to win to take the series, since the Giants are throwing Lincecum tomorrow...

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