Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mets Rally, But Parnell Couldn't Seal The Deal

The Mets rallied, but the bullpen, namely Bobby Parnell, blew it.

  • Gee went five innings, giving up six hits on eight hits, while striking out six and walking one. It was not a night for Gee. He allowed five runs in the first two innings, including a three-run home run in the second inning to Nationals pitcher Tom Milone. It was Milone's first Major League plate appearance.  He did retire eight of nine batters before giving up a home run to Roger Bernadina in the fifth inning. So, I guess he had mini-success. Kind of.
  • The Mets rallied for four runs in the fourth inning against Milone. Angel Pagan got the Mets started with a two-run single. A few batters later, Nick Evans hit his fourth home run of the season to left center field.
  • Jason Bay hit his tenth home run of the year in the sixth inning to tie the game. He had been 0-35 on the road before the home run.
  • Lucas Duda drove in the Mets short-lived go-ahead run in the seventh inning with a single to bring home Willie Harris.
  • Manny Acosta was fantastic tonight, throwing two scoreless innings of relief. In his two innings of work, he struck out five batters.
  • Bobby Parnell entered the game in the ninth to try and get the save, and as you can tell, it didn't go so well. Parnell started the inning by giving up a single and walk before he was able to get Ian Desmond out. He then intentionally walked Roger Bernadina to get to Ryan Zimmerman. He walked on okay hitter, to throw to a very good hitter...with the bases loaded. I don't get it either. I understand Terry Collins was going for the potential double play, but come on. Anyway, Zimmerman then singled to right field. Duda made a diving attempt at the ball, but was unable to come up with it, allowing the tying and winning runs to score.

Next Up: The Mets finish their series with Washington Sunday afternoon. Mike Pelfrey gets the start against Livan Hernandez. Game time is 1:35 p.m.

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