Gary, Keith, and Ron got their money's worth last night broadcasting from the Pepsi Porch. They were rewarded with two shots: a two run blast by Carlos Beltran, and a walk-off HR by none other than Angel Pagan. Amazing how prophetic I can be.
The Mets fought their way back last night after being down 4-0. RA Dickey was off to a poor start, and by the third inning, the Mets were down 4-0.
New Papa Josh Thole knocked in the Mets first run in the home third when Duda scored off Thole's double. Thole later scored on an RBI single by RA Dickey to make the score 4-2.
The Mets tied the score in the fifth when Carlos Beltran launched a moon shot that plated Reyes and himself.
The Cards and Mets traded runs in the 8th to tie the score once again, this time 5-5.
In the Mets 10th, after Murphy fouled out to third, Pagan crushed the game winner to RF.
Jason Isringhausen got the win for pitching two scoreless innings.
Funny thing about the Pagan game winning hit. My partner in crime had a question for Adam Rubin during yesterday's chat:
Do you see Pagan the Mets CF in '12? Terrible year so far and his arm is so weak..
He's not held in high regard by the front office, and his salary will continue to rise in arbitration. One thing going for him is that the Mets already would need to fill Beltran's hole in right field. Asking them to fill two outfield vacancies might be a tall order, especially if a lot of money is going to be devoted to Reyes if that works out.
Now if Bay would only respond to our questions...