The worst way to walk off, ever.
Mike Pelfrey pitched much better against the Fish this time around, but he, like the Mets, was unable to pull out a victory.
Pelfrey pitched six 2-3 innings, allowing six hits. He allowed two earned runs, walked two, and struck out five. He needed 116 pitches to get through the six plus innings. Pelfrey got into trouble in the sixth and allowed a bases loaded single to center field, allowing both runs to score against Pelfrey.
A good outing, much improved over his last few games against the team from Florida. Nothing special, but a decent outing from the big man.
Pedro Feliciano relieved Pelfrey, and allowed one hit and was promptly removed from the game. With two on and two out, Duaner Sanchez entered the game and struck out Jorge Cantu to end the threat. Sanchez came back out to start the eighth, and let up a solo home run to Mike Jacobs to tie up the game.
When will Jerry Manuel figure out that Sanchez has nothing left in the tank?
Brian Stokes pitched 2-3 of an inning, allowing a hit while striking out two. Aaron Heilman came in to work the ninth, and it did not go very well. He started it off with a leadoff walk to Hanley Ramirez, who was 0-12 against him previously. Heilman was then commanded to intentionally walk the next two batters, to load the bases with one out. He then walked Josh Willingham, forcing in the winning run.
Rough. I'm starting to feel bad for this guy. Nothing he does seems to work.
As usual, the Mets scored in the first, and then sparingly from there on out.
David Wright got the Mets on the board in the top of the first inning, absolutely mutiliating a ball to deep left field, scoring Luis Castillo.
That ball was dee-stroyed.
In the third inning, Castillo drove in Jose Reyes with a single to right center.
And that was it. That's all the Mets could do tonight. Seven hits and three walks, and they managed three runs.
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Castillo went 2-4, scoring once and driving in one.
Ryan Church took another ofer, going 0-3 with a walk and three strikeouts.
I've never seen a baseball game played in such wind. The box score states it was a 17 mph wind, but it looked a lot stronger than that.
Oh, and in the second inning, the benches cleared after Pelfrey plunked Cody Ross. Ross was not pleased, and as he walked towards first he was screaming and cursing at Pelfrey. Brian Schneider started pushing, as did Mike Jacobs. No one was ejected, and no punches were thrown. Seems like there is bad blood between these two teams.
Game Ball: David Wright.