The Mets defeated the Cardinals in an exciting 10 inning game tonight on an Angel Pagan walk-off home run in the bottom of the tenth inning. Here are the notable performances:
- R.A. Dickey- (ND) 6.1 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, BB, 4 SO, 93 pitches (65 strikes)
- Angel Pagan- 1-5, 2 R, walk-off solo home run in tenth inning
- Carlos Beltran- 1-4, 2-R HR
- Josh Thole- 2-4, R, 2 RBI, 2B
Notes: What an exciting game! The Mets were down 4-0 early, with R.A. Dickey struggling and the Cardinals hitting him hard, the Mets came back, scoring two in the third and fifth innings to tie the game. The game remained scoreless until the eighth inning when Dan Murphy let a ball down the third base line roll, thinking it was going foul, but it never did, and the Cardinals went up 5-4. However, Josh Thole, who just had a baby (congrats,) had a huge hit in the bottom of the eighth in his first game back which scored Angel Pagan. Finally, in the bottom of the tenth, Angel Pagan hit a walk-off home run off of the wall on the Pepsi Porch, right in front of the special SNY broadcast.
Gary, Kieth, and Ron did a special broadcast tonight, calling the game from the first row of the Pepsi Porch. I liked this because they were right there with the fans and really in the thick of the crowd. They managed to hold it together and did a nice job. They got really scared when Pagan’s home run ball almost hit their table. That was hilarious. Gary clearly wanted to get excited, but was fearing for his life. Very funny.
- Pedro Beato- 0.1 IP, 0 ER, got Albert Pujols to pop up
- Bobby Parnell- 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 18 pitches (9 strikes)
- Jason Isringhausen- 2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 SO, 34 pitches (23 strikes)
Bobby Parnell allowed a run in the eighth on two hits, but Jason Isringhausen relieved him to pitch the ninth and did a fantastic job. He actually pitched two innings, and as usual, threw some nasty curveballs. He got the win, his second of the year only allowing one hit, and struck out three. I wouldn’t mind him closing a few more games.
Jason Bay left the game in the fourth inning with a tight hamstring. It probably happened when sliding in the outfield into a wall while going for a ball. He was replaced by Willie Harris, who went 0-3.
Next: vs. Cardinals Thursday at 12:10(one of those beloved “Thursday Matinees”