Billy Wagner’s appearance in Thursday night’s game was the unlikely highlight, as Johan Santana was on the mound for the Mets. The Mets lost 3-2, dropping the final two games of the series to the Braves
Santana allowed three earned runs on nine hits over seven innings. He struck out two and walk none, needing only 77 pitches (66 landing for strikes).
But when Wagner entered the game for the 8th inning, the crowd got to it’s feet and cheered. He paid them back by turning in a 1-2-3 inning, striking out two batters in a span of 14 pitches.
The offense sputtered again, plating one in the 4th on a Cory Sullivan single and later in the 8th inning on a pinch-hit single from Omir Santos. Other than that, the bats were relatively quiet.
Francisco Rodriguez turned in a shutout inning, but walked two batters in his time on the bump.
But hey, Billy’s back. (For now.)