With Dickey surrendering 6 runs in only 4 innings pitched, the Mets were on the short end of a 6-2 game coming into the 5th inning. Turner and Beltran were walked to lead off the inning for the Mets, and after Murphy made out, Jason Bay had a clutch (!?) single to score Turner. Braves starter Mike Minor was then pulled from the game, and reliever Scott Proctor (things are starting to sound good now, eh?) filled in for the remainder of the inning. After striking out Paulino, Proctor had the Mets down to their final out of the inning. However, tonight’s (almost) hero, Scott Hairston, came up to bat and belted a huge 3-run home run to left field tying the game at 6 a-piece.
The Mets would go ahead by a run in the 7th inning, and score an additional insurance run in the 8th, as the team headed into the bottom of the 9th up 8-6 with Francisco Rodriguez coming into the game.
However, Frankie was not at his best, surrendering a 2-run, game-tying home run early in the inning forcing post-game writers everywhere to go back and edit their reports. *achem*
Wow, that ended badly. Carrasco BALKED the winning run in for the Braves in the bottom of the 10th. Let’s just leave it at that.