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The Mets win in walk-off fashion over the Cardinals

By Gary W. Marchese Jr.

Flushing, NY (Jul 21) – The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 6-5 on Wednesday night. A very good game went ten innings. The Mets won it on an Angel Pagan homerun. Carlos Beltran had a big two-run homerun and Josh Thole had an RBI single to tie the game in the eighth inning. The Mets bullpen did a good job; R.A. Dickey did not pitch so well.

Dickey pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up four runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out four. Tim Byrdak faced one batter and got him out, Pedro Beato faced one batter and got him out and Bobby Parnell pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout. Jason Isringhausen picked up his second win of the season. He pitched two innings giving up one hit, and one walk, and struck out three batters.

Justin Turner had a hit, Beltran had a hit, two RBI and a walk and Daniel Murphy had a hit. Pagan had a hit and an RBI, Lucas Duda had a hit and two walks and Thole had two hits and two RBI. Dickey had two hits and an RBI and Jason Pridie had a walk. Thole and Murphy had doubles and Beltran and Pagan each had a homerun. The Mets were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and they left seven men on base. Pridie had a stolen base and Pagan had an error.

In the first inning, Matt Holliday hit a sacrifice fly to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. In the third inning, John Jay had a ground out to score a run, Holliday had an RBI double and Lance Berkman had an RBI single. The Cardinals had a 4-0 lead. In the bottom of the third inning, Thole had an RBI double and Dickey had an RBI single to make it 4-2. In the fifth inning, Beltran hit a two-run homerun to tie the game at four. In the eighth inning Gerald Laird had an RBI bunt single to give the Cards a 5-4 lead. Thole had an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game at five. In the tenth inning, the game ended with a Pagan solo homerun to make it 6-5 Mets and end the game with a walk-off.

The Mets are 49-48 and hanging in there on the periphery of the playoff chase. They are not realistic contenders but they have found a way to win games and stay right around 500. There were not many people who even thought they would go this far. They have a lot of injuries and through it all they have struck together and been a fun team to watch. They continue to fight and claw and that is a testament to their manager, I do not think that would change. It is good they have Reyes back and David Wright should be back soon. I would not expect Ike Davis back and they already lost Francisco Rodriguez to a trade, Beltran could be the next player that is moved. The Mets will continue to go out there and just try to win ballgames.

The Mets will try to sweep the three game series on Thursday afternoon before heading out on a ten game road trip.

gmarchesej Posted by on July 21, 2011. Filed under Mets,MLB News,News and Sports with Gary W. Marchese Jr.,Sports,US Sports. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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