Justin Turner played the hero again for the Mets, with his second walkoff win of the year. He probably enjoyed this one a little more — instead of getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, he crushed a ground-rule double to center to plate Jason Pridie for the winning score. The win bumps the Mets’ record to 71-73.
Mike Pelfrey tossed a serviceable 6 2/3 innings, in which he spotted Chicago an early 3-0 lead, but clamped down after that. With a 4-3 lead heading into the 9th, the Mets once again tried Manny Acosta in the closer’s role. This time didn’t quite work out, as the Cubs tied the game with 2 outs in the 9th. However, this turned out not to be such a bad thing, as it set the stage for Turner’s heroics.
-Justin Turner: He broke ties on 2 separate occasions, and collected 3 total hits on the night.
–Josh Stinson: Another outing, another zero.
–Nick Evans: Drove in a run via groundout, and singled to start the 9th inning rally. As Jeff’s pointed out, Evans is really showing something this season.
-Pelfrey’s beginning: In the 1st inning, he threw 29 pitches. After the 4th, it was 3-0, Cubs. He found a way to gut through it and give his team an opportunity to win…but can’t he make it a little easier?
-Fans: Really, booing Acosta off the field? He did blow the save, but he’s been one of the few steady relievers for them all year.
-No More Negatives: Walkoff win = not much complaining.
On Deck: Same teams, 1:10 PM tomorrow.
CHC Wells vs. NYM Capuano