New York got a late field goal to overcome San Francisco’s safety and win the defensive struggle 3-2 as time expired.Â Well, not exactly.Â The baseball Giants scored first in the top of the 5th when Eugenio Velez singled to drive in Eli Whiteside.Â It was 1-0 San Francisco going into the bottom of the 5th.
In the bottom of the 6th something almost as unlikely as having your 4 best hitters on the disabled list simultaneously happened:Â Luis Castillo hit a home run, a 2-run shot to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.
Met starter Mike Pelfrey was cruising when with 1 out in the top of the 8th the Giants got back-to-back doubles from Velez and Randy Winn to tie the game at 2-2.Â Brian Stokes relieved Pelfrey and prevented Winn from scoring, keeping the game tied.Â The Mets went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 8th.Â Closer Francisco Rodriguez came on and sent the Giants down 1-2-3 in the top of the 9th.Â The stage was set.
Jeff Francoeur led off the bottom of the 9th with an infield single.Â Fernando Tatis sacrificed him to 2nd base, bringing up Daniel Murphy.Â The Giants brought in left handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt to neutralize the left handed hitting Murphy but it didn’t work.Â Murphy broke the 2-2 tie by singling to right on a 2-2 pitch, driving in Francoeur with the winning run and helping Met fans enjoy one of their last Sundays before football.
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According to the thing that keeps track of how many posts we write this is my 200th post to TRDMB so Happy 200th post to me!Â If I understand my contract correctly that means somebody owes me two dollars.