This award goes to all the Mets pitchers for having all the fight in the world to keep the Cardinals off the scoreboard for 18 innings. The only man to not be included in this will be Fransisco Rodriguez as he had the choice im sure of facing Yadier Molina(game 7 NLCS anyone) or Allen Craig(who is hitting .077) for the final out in the 19th. Fransisco blew it and while the Mets ultimately won with Pelfrey picking up the save(first of his career), it could have been over much earlier. Hats off to Johan Santana and all of the Mets bullpen. Johan Santana setting the mood early in his quest for his 2nd win, going 7 innings with 9k’s and 113 pitches. Hisanori Takahashi, for the near heart attack he gave in the 14th but manned up to fan 3 people to finish that inning and keep the game going in his 2 innings of work. Jenrry Mejia…20 years old put in that situation and come through for 2 innings of work…bravo kid. Fernando Nieve whose arm for some reason or another does not fall off. Raul Valdez for bouncing back after his outing last night to throw two innings and getting a hit to only get thrown out on a bad call in my opinion. Royota Igarashi, Pedro Feliciano, Mike Pelfrey for getting the job done in your innings of work…especially Mike who finally put us all to bed lol.
This MUA goes out to all the Met faithful that stayed up and watched a game that will surely be remembered for quite some time. Yes this game was a an epic black hole of suck offensive wise, it did showcase the resiliency of this team. This game was 6 hours and 53 minutes long and while we did come out on top…eventually, im sure there are more questions than answers at this point in the season. Great job die hard Met fans, this MUA goes to you!
If you notice, I did not select an offensive player for a MUA. Im sure I will not get any argument for it.
Alex Cora’s diving catch in the 10th to keep the game going
Jeff Francoeur’s sac fly in the 19th to put the Mets ahead
Jose Reyes for his sac fly to drive the winning RBI home in the 20th
Angel Pagan for going 3-6