The New York Mets scored a lot of runs (for them, 5) off the Arizona Diamondbacks, then Oliver Perez and Bobby Parnell gave them all back.Â So the Mets used Angel power to re-take the lead and then actually managed to provide a save situation for closer Francisco Rodriguez who took advantage of it.
The Diamondbacks took the early lead.Â This current homestand seems to have shown that home runs can indeed be hit at Citi Field.Â Justin Upton hit a long solo home run in the 1st.Â Augie Ojeda hit an RBI single in the top of the 4th and the DBacks were up 2-0.
In the bottom of the 4th the Mets took the lead.Â Daniel Murphy scored on a Cory Sullivan single, Jeff Francoeur scored on an Alex Cora ground out, Sullivan came in on a Brian Schneider double then Angel Pagan gave a hint of things to come with a sacrifice fly and the Mets had a 4-2 lead.Â The teams exchanged single runs in the 5th so entering the 6th it was 5-3 Mets.
The snakes tied the game in the top of the 6th.Â Parnell took over with a 2 run lead and promptly walked the lead off batter Ojeda.Â During the game SNY showed a graphic that a lead off walk scores 45% of the time.Â This one scored 100%.Â One out later, a ground rule double put runners on 2nd & 3rd.Â A ground ball out scored Ojeda to make it 5-4, then a Mark Reynolds RBI single tied the game.
In the 8th inning an Angel answered Met fans prayers.Â With the bases full of Mets, Pagan unloaded on Clay Zavada pitch and deposited it into the left field seats for his 1st home run of the season and a 9-5 Met lead.
In the top of the 9th, Reynolds hit a long home run off Brian Stokes making it 9-6.Â The next batter walked which created the save situation and K-Rod disposed of the last snake on a pop up for his 24th save and the Mets 9-6 win.
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