Just call them The Comeback Kids.
The New York Mets (20-15) beat the San Francisco Giants (18-17) by a score of 8-6.
Livan Hernandez, making the start for the Mets, got roughed up early. Hernandez allowed four runs in the first inning and another in the fifth inning before settling down. He pitched five innings, allowing five runs on eight hits.
Sean Green allowed a run on two hits in the sixth inning. Pedro Feliciano and Brian Stokes each turned in scoreless innings. Francisco Rodriguez turned in a 1-2-3 9th inning to notch his 11th save of the season.
Facing Tim Lincecum, the Mets had a stiff task ahead of them. David Wright drove in one in the first inning with an RBI single. Down 5-1, the Mets got two more in the sixth inning on an Omir Santos sac-fly and another Wright RBI single.
The Mets got two on to start the seventh inning, chasing Lincecum. With the bases loaded and none out, Wright hit a bases-clearing double to left field to tie the game.
In the 9th, Ryan Church attempted to bunt over two runners. Brian Wilson fielded and threw to third, trying to get the lead runner, but his toss went wide and Gary Sheffield scored, giving the Mets the lead. Santos added another run on an RBI sac-fly.
Wright went 3-5 with 4 RBI and a stolen base tonight. He has absolutely dominated over the last two games.
What a win. Hanging in against the 2008 Cy Young winner and then exploiting the Giants bullpen and their mistakes. I tweeted that this win might be season defining. What do you think?