The game started out as a classic pitchers duel with both Johan Santana and Yovani Gallardo missing bats and chalking up the zeros.
Both the Brewers and Mets were getting baserunners in the early going, but each team’s ace was in full control on this Saturday afternoon, where there was plenty of sunshine, hot dogs, ice cream and even Alyssa Milano who looks as gorgeous as ever.
The Mets kept the Brewers scoreless thanks to some nifty plays in the field including a couple by David Wright and Gary Sheffield who didn’t look to shabby in leftfield playing for Dan Murphy. Is it possible that Sheff may have worked himself into a platoon?
Though both Gallardo and Santana pitched spectacular, it was Santana who shined brightest by going seven innings instead of six, and allowing just five baserunners as opposed to seven for Gallardo. That’s right, we rock! Santana walked none and struck out seven.
The Mets got on the board in the 7th inning when Ramon Castro drew a walk and was replaced by recent callup, Omir (NOT OMAR!) Santos. Omir then ends up on third when the Brewers botched a sac bunt by Alex Cora who was pinch hitting for Santana, runners on first and third. Reyes hits into a fielders choice, but Santos comes home to score the decisive and only run of the game.
So then this guy walks into a bar, and… Johan is followed up by J.J. Putz in the eight who was just as overpowering, striking out two in a perfect eight inning. Isn’t that such a great script?
Enter the closer formerly known as K-Rod, Frankie Rodriguez is nasty and he’s mad when Ryan Braun singles off of him to start the ninth. But not to worry Mets fans, this day belonged to the Mets. Rodriguez reared back and struck out the dangerous Prince Fielder, and in perfect harmony the game ends on a strike ’em out, throw ’em double play thanks to a solid throw by Omir Santos and a wicked changeup by Rodriguez to J.J. Hardy.
Exit stage left… The Mets win! Again!!!
Can they complete the trifecta on Sunday? You bet they can!