The Mets suffered their 12th walk off loss tonight by the score of 3-2 in 13 tonight. Mike Pelfrey bounced back in a big way today (comparatively) with 6.1 innings of 2 run ball. The Mets had plenty of opportunities to score early on in the game but the Mets finally struck back in the 6th inning. That would be the last serious offensive threat by either team until the 12th inning.
Following a great performance by the bullpen, Elmer Dessens let up a lead off single to Casey Blake. Dessens manages to get the next batter Garret Anderson to ground out back to him but then threw it to center field trying to get the lead runner. This put runners on 1st and 3rd with 0 out. With a sac fly possibly winning the game, Russell Martin pinch hit for Brad Ausmus. Elmer Dessens got another ground out to him but successfully held Casey Blake at 3rd and got the out at 1st. The situation is now runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. The Dodgers threw out Andre Ethier to get that winning run in(strategically, if they walked Ethier to make the force at home, they would be dealing with Furcal who is hitting .346 with RISP). Jerry Manuel made the switch for Oliver Perez…you read that right, Jerry Manuel made the move to Oliver Perez in a tied game with the winning run 90 feet away and Fransisco Rodriguez in the bullpen. Oliver Perez (somehow) managed to get Ethier to pop out behind home plate which made it 2 outs. Perez would intentionally walk Rafael Furcal to load the bases with 2 out. Jaime Carroll hit in place of Jeff Weaver and grounded out to end the inning.
The Mets didnt score in the top of the 13th. After getting out of the most tense moment of the game, Jerry left Oliver Perez to face the heart of the order…and Ollie didnt disappoint. After retiring Matt Kemp on a fly out to center, James Loney hit it just a bit farther over the out field wall to end the game.
Mets are 2-8 coming out of the all start break…