Talk about bouncing back. Big Pelf battled through 7 innings and 3 errors to keep the Mets with the lead. Pelf only gave up 3 earned runs with 4 punch outs, which is a welcomed line considering his last outing in Philadelphia. Pelf missed out on the win due to a blown save from Fransisco Rodriguez, but im sure some last inning dramaÂ made up for some of it. Pelf was removed in the 7th inning at 85 pitches after a 1 out Luis Castillo error that allowed Mark Derosa to be safe and a single by Aubrey Huff(one of Jerrys gut moves, I guess Nieve needed the work : /). Pelf’s 7.1 innings is the deepest a Met pitcher has gone in a game this year.
DAVISMANIA running wild in Citifield tonight. Ike Davis went 2-3 with 2 home runs and 2 RBI’s. Just to clarify a bit more, BOTH HOME RUNS WERE OFF JONATHAN SANCHEZ…A LEFT HANDED PITCHER! One of the biggest criticism for Ike was his trouble with lefties, im sure he has shown that at the Major League level…he can handle em. Davis is hitting 7-10 against left handed pitching thisÂ year. If its not enough that Davis is killing it at the plate(batting .314), he put his body in harms way….AGAIN. During the 9th inning, K-Rod blew his save and was getting smacked around by the Giants. There was runners on the corner with 2 outs and Pablo Sandoval at the plate(Kung Fu Panda…seriously he is a big guy) when K-Rod managed to get Pablo to pop one up. The ball was being tracked by Davis and in a similar play he made earlier in the year, Davis stretched over the barricade into the dugout and flipped over. Luckily for Davis, Alex Cora was there to spot him. This kid has been nothing but amazing so far in his call up. When you can make Citifield give you an ovation that would make David Wright jealous, you know your doing something right. We like Ike!
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Todays game called for two guys. Rod “swing hard” Barajas did just that going 2-4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI’s. His first shot of the night was a back to back shot with Ike Davis. His second home run lit up New York City. After a blown save by Fransisco Rodriguez, the air almost literally left Citifield. Sergio Romo came in for the Giants and took care of Frenchy before giving way to a very good battle with Ike Davis. Now let me back track a bit to make sure I get everything. In the 7th inning, Barajas called for a pitch out but Mike Pelfrey’s throw was not far enough and Rod got struck in the hand by Eli Whiteside attempt at the ball. Rod remained in the game. Later in the game, SNY aired an interview Kevin Burkhardt had with Bengie Molina where they discussed the contract negotiations between him and the Mets. Bengie Molina essentially said he never felt the Mets wanted him here because they didnt give him what he wanted(which any Met fan that pays attention to the team knows the Mets really wanted him but were not going to budge with their offer). Now, during the blown save in the 9th, Eli Whiteside was pinch hit for with Bengie Molina(and struck out).Â Bengie Molina stayed in the game for the 9th and had a pretty good front row seat as Rod Barajas hit a walk off home run to win the game for the Mets! Barajas said after the game â€œI told myself I probably got one good swing. Once I take that swing, my fingerâ€™s going to go numb. My whole body went numb after it went over the fence.” So did all of NY Rod, the Mets have not had a walk off home run win since David Wright did it in 2008!
Luis Castillo’s defensive play to stop a ball going up the middle and keeping Mark Derosa from scoring in the 9th.
Jose Reyes for his 2-4 game with a stolen base
Fernando Nieve for his arm not falling off and getting the Mets out of a jam in the 7th