The Mets won a thriller tonight in Cincinnati by a score of 9-7.
Mike Pelfrey started and was in big trouble right from the start when the Reds tagged him for 4 runs including a three-run blast off the bat of Joey Votto. However, Pelfrey settled down some and weaved in and out of trouble and held the Reds scoreless for the next four innings. He threw 104 pitches and got the win, but just barely…
Carlos Delgado was the offensive star of the game and slammed his 470th career home run as part of a big two hit, four RBI night. Brian Schneider put the Mets up with a three-run double and also had two hits on the night.
Bobby Parnell, Pedro Feliciano, Sean Green, J.J. Putz and Frankie Rodriguez all followed Pelfrey, but combined to allow seven walks.
The most dramatic moment of the game came in the bottom of the ninth when K-Rod loaded the bases as a result of some bad umpiring couple with some bad control by Rodriguez. However, after a visit to the mound by Dan Warthen and Brian Schneider, Rodriguez got it together and closed the game out and left all three Reds stranded.
It wasn’t a pretty game, and it featured some sloppy play in the field, but the bottom line is that it’s a win and the Mets go for the sweep tomorrow with Oliver Perez on the mound.
I’m bringing the game ball back for this recap, and I’m giving it to the big guy at first base. Nice game Gado!!!
The Mets are 2-0!