Rod makes it eight.
That’ll be eight in a row at home for the Mets.
Ike Davis. Two home runs. Possible game-saving catches (he’s really got that flip-over-the-dugout thing down!). Huge.
Rod Barajas. Two home runs, including a walk-off blast in the 9th inning. Bengie who?
The 7 and 8 batters in the lineup went 4-7 with five RBI and five runs scored.
Luis Castillo. His stop up the middle in the 9th saved a run and possibly the game. If Aaron Rowand scores, who know what else happens that inning?
Mike Pelfrey. 7 1/3 innings, only 85 pitches, no walks. He let in three earned runs on eight hits, but I was shocked to see him get pulled for Nieve in the 8th.
The Bad & Ugly
0-7 from Castillo and Angel Pagan at the top of the order.
K-Rod’s three hits, including a solo home run, in the top of the 9th. Not cool, buddy.
Davis and Barajas
See you tomorrow at 1 p.m. for game two of this series.