Friday, September 9, 2011

It Wasn't Pretty, But A Win's A Win

The Mets came back in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Cubs, 5-4.

  • Mike Pelfrey went 6.2 innings, giving up three runs on six hits, while striking out three and walking three. It was a very long first inning for Pelfrey, who threw 29 pitches before getting out of the inning. He settled down in the second inning, but then gave up a two-run home run to Carlos Pena in the third inning.
  • Jason Bay was impressive at the plate again tonight, going 2-4 with two extra-base hits, and an RBI. He also came up big in the field, throwing out Bryan LaHair at the plate to end the fourth inning.
  • The Mets tied the game up in the fourth inning thanks to RBI ground outs by David Wright and Nick Evans, as well as a double from Bay.
  • Justin Turner doubled in the fifth inning to drive in the go-ahead run for the Mets. Turner would later drive in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth with a ground-rule double.
  • Manny Acosta was brought in to close out the game in the ninth inning, and couldn't hold the lead, giving up an RBI single to Darwin Barney. If there was ever an example of why wins and losses shouldn't be taken too seriously in this game, this was it. Acosta pitched one inning, blows the game, completely wipes out Pelfrey's 6.2 innings of work, and then ends up with the win.

Next Up: The Mets play game two of their three-game series with the Cubs. Chris Capuano will take the mound for the Mets. Randy Wells gets the start for Chicago. Game time is 1:10 p.m.

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