Mets locked up with the defending champs of baseball tonight and what do ya know…it turned into a slug fest. Carlos Beltran got the party started with a 3 run home run in the 1st. The Giants came back and tied it with 3 singles to drive in 3 runs in the 3rd. Mets would get back on top with an Ike “every day RBI” Davis home run in the bottom 3rd. The Giants would tie the game with a Burris ground out to score Schierholtz in the 4th and go ahead with a Schierholtz home run in the 6th. Mets would storm right back with a Jose Reyes RBI single in the 6th.
The game took a dramatic climax in the 9th. Francisco Rodriguez came in relief of Izzy and gave up a single to Burris who promptly stole 2nd base. Ford would reach on a bunt that also moved Burris to 3rd. With runners on 1st and 3rd with 0 out, Krod gets Rowand to pop out in foul ground for the 1st out. Krod kept it coming against Tejada and got him to pop out on the infield for the 2nd out. Krod would walk Fontenot to load the bases but gets Buster Posey to fly out to center for the 3rd out. The drama wouldnt let up in the Mets half of the 9th. David Wright greeted Giants pitcher Lopez with a double to lead off the inning. Carlos Beltran would get intentionally walked to put runners on 1st and 2nd with 0 out. Ike Davis..I *bleep* you not came up to BUNT…you read that correctly…Ike Davis set himself up for the sacrifice bunt which went foul. Lopez fired again and Davis hit a textbook double play ball to Burris…that got MISPLAYED and Burris made an emergency shovel to 1st to get Davis out but this put Wright on 3rd with 1 out. The Giants elected to walk Willie Harris…again you read that correctly…OUR Willie Harris to load the bases for Josh Thole who had 3 hits in the game. Obviously Bruce Bochy knew the perfect strategic play to end a Met rally would be to put us in a bases loaded situation and right on queue, Josh Thole grounded into a double play.
However, with all the excitement of the 9th inning and the Mets first back to back extra inning game since 2009, Taylor Buckholtz anti climatically let up a solo home run to Aubrey Huff to put the Giants ahead but “recovered” to retire the rest of the side. Brian “the beard” Wilson came in and retired the first two hitters before giving up a base hit to Jose Reyes. Jose must have thought his single bought him an admission ticket stayed put on 1st to watch Daniel Murphy strike out to end the game.