Bullpen to the Mets: “I already got your money bro”
What started as an awesome pitching performance by Chris Young ended in epic fashion as an implosion by the Mets bullpen. Chris was damn near untouchable through 7, allowing 1 hit and 1 run on 5k’s. It was a different story for Nationals starter Jason Marquis, who got lit up for two runs in the 1st. He would settle down down for the majority of the game until the 5th when Ike singled to center to drive in Harris.
Fast forward to the 8th inning where DJ Carassco relieved Chris Young. Ivan Rodriguez doubled on a misplayed ball by Lucas Duda to open the frame. DJ got Nix to fly out but gave out one of the hundred many walks the rest of the game to Matt Stairs. In usual Met opponent style, Ian Desmond hit a single that drove in Ivan and moved Jerry(who came in to run for Stairs) to third. Ian would steal second without a throw. Executing fundies, Rick Ankiel grounded to 2nd which drove in the tying run and moved Ian to third. After all this damage was done, DJ was lifted for Buckholtz. Naturally, Buckholtz came in the game and walked both Jayson Werth and Adam Laroche before finally getting Mike Morse to strike out.
Fast forward to the bottom of the 10th(Rod Barajas isnt on the Mets to bail them out in the 9th). In what may be a picture of Reyes’ feet above(still trying to confirm this), Reyes lead off with a single. Alot has been said about Reyes’ tentativeness to steal…more will be said about it after he stayed on first while Harris struck out. Wright would ground out to third but Reyes moved onto third during the ground out(heads up play by some, not good fundies by Kieth). After a walk to Ike RBI Davis, Angel would strand the runner on 3rd with a ground out to 2nd.
In “shocking” fashion…well…lets just let Yahoo play by play tell the rest….
Top 11th: Washington
|- A. LaRoche singled to shallow right center|
|- J. Zimmermann hit for D. Storen|
|- J. Zimmermann sacrificed to pitcher, A. LaRoche to second|
|- W. Ramos ran for A. LaRoche|
|- D. Espinosa hit by pitch|
|- I. Rodriguez singled to shallow right, W. Ramos scored, D. Espinosa to third|
|- L. Nix homered to deep right, D. Espinosa and I. Rodriguez scored|
|- J. Hairston Jr. grounded out to shortstop|
|- I. Desmond doubled to deep left center|
|- R. Ankiel flied out to left|
|4 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors|
|Washington 7, NY Mets 3|
|Bottom 11th: NY Mets|
|- I. Rodriguez catching|
|- W. Ramos catching|
|- I. Rodriguez at first|
|- S. Burnett relieved D. Storen|
|- S. Hairston hit for L. Duda|
|- S. Hairston struck out swinging|
|- D. Murphy grounded out to shortstop|
|- J. Thole struck out swinging|
|0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors|
|Washington 7, NY Mets 3|