Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mets Finish What KRod Could't

The Mets battled the Oakland A's last night before finally getting their first "walk-off" win of the season.

The Mets led 2-1 entering the ninth and Francisco Rodriguez. The Mets had taken a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 8th when Jose Reyes scored after hitting his Major League leading 13th triple, and scoring on Justin Turner's single through a drawn in infield.

Then came KRod and his second consecutive blown save. According to KRod, he was "pathetic", and I would be hard pressed to argue. It was an awful job by the Mets "closer."

Jose Reyes, who was 0-3 going into the 8th got his hitting started with a triple in the 8th. He then singled in the 12th, and was intentionally walked in the 13th. He finished the game 2-6 with an intentional walk.

Justin Turner was "unable" to get out of the way of a pitch throw by losing pitcher Brad Ziegler. The Mets mobbed Turner after he got to first and Duda had scored the winning run.

It might not have been how the Mets drew it up, but the results were the same - a Mets win.

The Mets will try and take the rubber game from Oakland this afternoon when Chris Capuano takes on Graham Godfrey. Game time is 1:10.

Sources: ESPN (photos), CBS Sportsline

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