Mike Pelfrey got shelled (again), but David Wright and the rest of the Mets bats were able to bail him out. Six runs in the last three innings propelled the Mets to a 10-9 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday afternoon.
Pelfrey gave up eight earned runs in six innings, allowing 10 hits while on the mound. He walked one while striking out three.
So up and so down. What a crazy year.
Ken Takahashi allowed one earned run in relief. Sean Green, Pedro Feliciano and Francisco Rodriguez closed out the thriller.
The Mets jumped on Jamie Moyer early, plating four runs in the first inning. Wright drove in two runs with a single in the first inning as the Mets led off the game with five straight hits. Carlos Beltran followed with a two-run home run to center field.
From there, though, the Mets went quiet.
Moyer ended up tossing seven innings, only allowing another run in the seventh on a Wilson Valdez RBI groundout.
In the eighth, Wright added a two-run home run to pull the Mets within two. Daniel Murphy later singled to make it a one-run game.
As the Phillies struggle to find a closer, Ryan Madson was the pitcher of choice on Saturday. A two-out single by Fernando Tatis brought Wright to the plate, who drove the first pitch he saw from Madson into the left field stands, giving the Mets the lead.
As mentioned above, K-Rod came in and closed it out.
This was probably one of the most exciting games of the year. Too bad it helped the Mets avoid 100 losses. In a dismal season, this was a bright spot. This is why I love baseball.