Ike Strikes Late, Mets Walkoff With 2-1 Win In Extras
In a great pitching performance by Mike Pelfrey, the Mets continued their home winning streak, defeating the punchless Padres in 11 innings.
Mike Pelfrey was outright dominant today, letting up 1 run on 5 hits with no walks and 6 strikeouts in NINE innings. Outside of the first inning, where Pelfrey gave up 2 hits – Mike was lights out. He was throwing gas into the late innings, and was pulled after the 9 innings and only 103 pitches – 78 for strikes. This is the most in-control Mike Pelfrey has ever been, only throwing 25 balls overall. It was honestly a shame Mike couldn’t get the win that he truly deserved, but its just the curse of the Mets offense – back good pitching with bad offense.
The Mets bullpen came out, and the combination of Frankie Rodriguez, Pedro Feliciano and Elmer Dessens managed to pitch 2 scoreless innings. K-Rod came out for the 10th, and struck out two of the three batters he faced giving up no hits. His fastball broke 90 once, but he was locating well. Pedro Feliciano came out for the start of the 11th, and went 2/3 of an inning, getting a key out against Adrian Gonzalez. Elmer Dessens came out for the last 1/3, striking out Scott Hairston on a slider.
The offense seemed to be stymied for the majority of the game, but scored when it mattered. Jose Reyes sent a skyrocket of a double to the left field wall that hit at the top of the wall, over the orange line. As i attended todays game, I was there to witness the fans going wild, twirling their fingers for the home run. After a review, Jose received his home run that tied the game, his second of the year. The game almost ended in the 10th, when Angel Pagan sent a shot to the Mo-Zone in right field that was another close call for a home run. After much arguing, it was declared in-play. The game concluded and the stadium erupted when Ike Davis hit his 7th home run of the year, an absolute blast to the middle of the Pepsi Porch, letting the Mets win in walk-off fashion. He proceeded to be pie’d by Angel Pagan.
Rod Barajas and Jason Bay were 0-9 with 5 K’s. Jason Bay had a horrible day, and was hearing it from the fans.
The Mets are continuing their thievery of bases, with Angel Pagan and David Wright each picking up their 11th. David also went 2-4 with no strikeouts.
The Jose Reyes home run set the stadium on fire and the players as well, because after that the Mets and the stadium erupted and got back into the game
Mike Pelfrey takes the game ball, with his stellar outing. But if i could give a smaller podium, it’d go to Ike Davis. After going 0-4 and looking bad at the plate, he squared it all away and annihilated a baseball to win a game.
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