First up is Livan Hernandez. Livan did not start off very well by allowing 3 runs in the first inning. Given the way the Mets won the night before, it seemed it was a bad omen but turns out that was all Livan was going to give up as he turned in a 7 inning performance with 7 punch outs. Livan’s performance gave the Mets the best shot to win this game and has been more consistent since his “hick up” earlier in the month.Â He threw 107 pitches in seven innings and won his second straight start after losing the previous four. Good Job Gordo!
Next up is Castillo. Castillo is officially on fire. For the year, Castillo is batting .301 on the year and really got the party started. Castillo hit the first of three Met triples and went 2-4 with 2 RBI and accounting for 2 runs. What a year can do for someone I guess. Jerry Manuel a few games ago was begging for someone to get hot…I guess Castillo was ready for the challenge. Good game Luis!
Last up is David Wright. David looks like he is picking up steam since his HR the previous game by turning in 2-5 with 2 RBI and accounting for 2 runs. David is still hitting above .300(.321 to be exact) and coming up with the “big hit”. David is hitting .342 with runners on and .339 with RISP, which has been a big issue for this club. The Mets sorely need David to have a repeat of May when he hit .379 with 22 RBI. Good game David
Jeff Francoeur for driving in 2 RBI’s in this game. Francoeur has 14 RBIs since joining the Mets on July 10 in a trade from Atlanta. He has multiple RBIs in four of 12 starts in New York and said his transition from the Braves has gone better than he expected it would.
Alex Cora for going 2-4 and accounting for 2 runs
Sean Green for his 1.1IP ofÂ scoreless ball for his first save of the year
First up is Fernando Tatis. Fernando did his best Manny Ramirez impression tonight. With the bases loaded, Jerry PH Cory Sullivan(who earlier in the game hit a sac fly to tie it up) for Fernando Tatis in the bottom of the 8th inning with one out. Fernando Tatis has hit into 13 Double plays which is good for the second highest percentage in the NL. Tatis got into an early 0-2 hole. Morales throws a change up that Tatis golfs over the left field “black monster” for a pinch hit game winning grand slam. Needless to say, im sure there are alot of Met fans that are enjoying the taste of their hats. Great Job Tatis… what a way to get your first MUA. The pinch-hit slam was the first for the Mets since May 30, 2000.
Next up is Luis Castillo. Luis with a back to back Man Up performance went 2-3, accounting for 2 runs. Castillo is now hitting .305 and is well on his way to erasing his 08 season in the memories of Met fans. Over the last four games, Castillo is 9-15 with 4 RBI and accounting for 7 runs of Met offense. It seems like there’s nobody that can get Luis out these days and has been a big part of the Mets 3 game winning streak. Great game Luis
Next up is David Wright. David did his best Luis Castillo impression by also going 2-3 and accounting for 2 runs. David is also heating up as he is 5-11 with 3 RBI, 1 HR and accounting for 6 runs of Mets offense. With Gary Sheffield on the DL, it will be more important than ever for Wright to make something out of everything. Something tells me that David is game. Good game David
Next up is Jeff “Frenchy” Francoeur. We should be calling Jeff “The Muscle” of the Mets but i think we can settle on “F-Core” as our buddy Baseball Mercenaries calls him. Jeff put the Mets on the board with a solo shot in the 4th and had a long fly out that allowed David Wright to tag up and move to third and eventually score to tie the game. David Wright better watch himself as that was his 3rd HR as a Met and is quickly catching up to Davids season total. Jeff undeniably has made an impact on the Mets and is well on his way on erasing the red and dark blue colors he used to represent as a member of the Braves. Good game Frenchy
Last up is Jerry Manuel. If anything for having the “cojones”(or dumb luck) to PH Fernando Tatis in a situation where his stats do not support that move. He also called for a bunt with Daniel Murphy to set up a situation to get at least one run for the lead. Lastly for allowing Pedro Feliciano to pitch the 8th against the odds with two RH mixed in. This is his second MUA.
Daniel Murphy for his EXCELLENT bunt in the bottom of the 8th inning
Cory Sullivan who hit a sac fly to tie the game
Pedro Feliciano for pitching a scoreless top 8th which included RH batters