Mets Fight To The 13th, But Fall 3-2 On Walk-Off Blast

An article by posted on July 24, 2010

The Mets offense goes back to being silent as they lose game three of the series, 3-2 in the thirteenth inning on a James Loney walk-off homerun. The game became a battle of the bullpens as both pitchers only went five innings each but the game ends with James Loney, who hit his first career walk-off homer off of Oliver Perez in the 13th inning.

Game Summary

Mike Pelfrey continues to have rough starts as he only went five innings for the Mets. He didn’t give up too many runs though as only two runs came across to score on six hits off of him. He walked a pair and struck out a pair as well. Mike Pelfrey’s dead arm continues to plague him as he hasn’t gotten more than five innings pitched in his last five starts. Pelfrey walked away with a no decision.

Raul Valdes, Manny Acosta, Pedro Feliciano, Bobby Parnell and Elmer Dessens combining for 6 1/3 strong innings in relief. They combine for two hits, five strike outs, and two walks.

Oliver Perez was the losing pitcher in the 13th inning as he gave up the walk-off homerun to Dodger first baseman, James Loney. He only gave up one hit in an inning pitched, but the one hit was the costly homerun.

Rod Barajas, who exited in the sixth with a right oblique strain and is day-to-day, and Jose Reyes delivered all the Mets runs with a pair of RBI singles in the sixth inning.

Jason Bay continues to improve his hitting, getting two hits on the day. He also scored a run, walked once, but struck out twice as well.

Angel Pagan and David Wright both struck out twice as well, but Pagan also had two stolen bases on the day.

Carlos Beltran was the only Mets starter to walk away without getting a hit, going 0-5 with a walk.

Game Ball

Game ball goes to the five bullpen pitchers who didn’t allow a single run to score before Perez gave up the game ending homerun.

Up Next

RA Dickey goes out for the Mets as they play the final game of the four game series versus the Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw (9-5) will pitch for the Dodgers. Kershaw hasn’t given up more than five runs in his last five starts, he has killed lefty hitters this season (.175) and leads the Dodgers in strikeouts with 135 K’s. Game time is 4:10 PM.

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