Duda Delivers A Walk-Off Hit And Leads Amazins To A 9-8 Win!

An article by posted on August 9, 2011

Game Summary

Another sub-par start for Pelfrey, smashed up bullpen, but thankfully the Mets offense never died. After losing two of the biggest offensive attributes, the Mets rallied late to get the walk-off victory, 9-8!

Game Notes

Mike Pelfrey; here we go again. Another Mike Pelfrey sub-par start tonight. He’s not the groundball pitcher we knew a couple years ago with his impressive sinking fastball. Expect him to be the first person sent out of New York in the offseason. But for now we have him and he gave us 6.1 innings pitched with four runs on nine hits, two walks, and four strikeouts. 107 pitches, 4.53 ERA, no decision. Not a great start but thankfully the offense has backed everyone up and kept the Mets in the game.

Beato finished up the seventh inning for Pelfrey. He later came out for the eighth but walked a batter then hit a batter, and was taken out. Iggy relieved him and gave up a walk, a K, two hits and four runs – two charged to Beato – in an inning pitched. Don’t expect Igarashi back next year either, if he does, it’ll be a minor league contract. Izzy pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and later got the win.

Mets offense has been quite something this season. Nine runs, twelve hits, three homeruns, and a walk-off hit!

With homeruns for Pagan, David Wright, and Jason Bay, the 200th homerun of his career. Mets seem to have their pop back!

Turner with two hits, Wright with two hits, and Lucas Duda with three hits and the walk-off hit! Wow.

The Mets have lost Jose Reyes for while and Daniel Murphy for the season, but not their never-say-die attitude. They rallied for three runs in the ninth against ex-Met Heath Bell to produce a 9-8 victory. Lucas Duda had a two-run walk-off single, which followed David Wright’s RBI.

Mike Baxter, former Padre, in his Mets debut, had a pinch-hit RBI double. Nice.

Willie Harris: 0-3, and only saw seven pitches. Where’d Nick Evans go?

I have no words with this game, only celebrations! Pitching has been a sore spot, but thank the baseball Gods for the Mets offense!

Game Ball

Lucas Duda! Three hits and the clutch!

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