In a month full of lows, sometimes you just need to appreciate the few highs that you get.
Throughout the month of August, the Mets really embarrassed themselves at home. Going into August 26th, the Mets were an ugly 3-9 at home in August.
With the team not only losing, but generally losing badly, there was very few reasons to cheer at Citi Field throughout the month.
August 26th against the Astros had all the makings of another rough afternoon at Citi Field. The Mets could only muster one run over the first eight innings on a long home run from Ike Davis.
Luckily, Jeremy Hefner turned in a masterful performance, holding the Astros scoreless going into the 9th. But a single, stolen base, and hard-luck double later, the game was tied.
On the fielding end of that double was the returning Lucas Duda, who just wasn't fast enough to make a sliding catch to preserve the 1-0 lead.
Most Mets fans had seen this story before and knew how it would end. Duda's confidence would be crushed, the bullpen would come in and allow another run or two, and the Mets would go quietly in the 9th.
But this time, the script was different. Robert Carson came in to get a line out to first. Lucas Duda threw a perfect strike from left field to home plate to nail Marwin Gonzalez from scoring the go ahead run. Bobby Parnell got a harmless ground out to end the inning tied.
Then, in the bottom of the 9th, Ike Davis struck again, hitting the first walk off home run of the season for the Mets, and even added a nifty 360 spin to hit the plate.
The bottom line is, yeah, the Mets needed two home runs and a walk-off to beat the worst team in the National League. Big deal. This was finally something that made Mets fans happy.
We had not seen the Amazin's fight back in so long, we almost forgot what it looked like, and although in the long run it was a meaningless 2-1 win, it was finally a bright spot in our building that Mets fans could hang their hat on.
August 2nd: The Mets put a 9-1 beating on the San Francisco Giants, giving them a win in the four game set against a good team, and putting them at 2-0 to start the month.
August 9th: R.A. Dickey played the stopper again, turning in a complete game gem to stop the Mets slide against the Marlins.
August 28th: It's always nice beating the Phillies, and even nicer when you explode for four runs in the 10th to seal your first three game winning streak since June 29th.
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