Monday, August 8, 2011

Mets Rally To Beat Padres In Walk-Off

The Mets came back to score five runs in the final two innings to beat the Padres, 9-8.

  • Mike Pelfrey went 6.1 innings, giving up four runs on nine hits, while striking out four and walking two. Pelfrey stumbled in the first inning (literally, he fell while trying to throw a pitch), giving up an early run. He settled down and was cruising until the sixth inning, when he gave up three runs and allowed San Diego to tie the game.
  • Lucas Duda had the game winning walk-off hit in the ninth inning. Duda finished the night going 3-5 at the plate with two RBIs and a run scored.
  • David Wright was 2-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
  • Jason Bay hit his 200th career home run, becoming the third Canadian-born player to achieve such a feat. Canada must be so proud tonight.
  • Mike Baxter doubled in his first at-bat since being called up from Triple-A Buffalo, and drove in his first RBI. It was a questionable call by the score keeper seeing as the ball was misplayed, but we'll take it.
  • It wasn't all good news for the Mets tonight. Ryota Igarashi was completely ineffective out of the bullpen. Shocking. After coming in with two runners on base in the eighth, Igarashi went on to allow four runs to score.
  • Finally, Heath Bell still can't pitch in New York.

Next Up: Chris Capuano will take the mound for the Mets Tuesday night as they continue their series with the Padres. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

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