Luis Castillo Walks It Off For The Mets Against Milwaukee

Wendy AdairAnalyst IApril 18, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 17:  Luis Castillo #1 of the New York Mets is mobbed by his teammates after his game winning infield walk off hit against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 17, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Mets won last night in the bottom of the ninth inning on Luis Castillo's walk off single that scored Carlos Delgado.

Castillo has been booed mightily in the past by Mets fans for being ineffective and/or unavailable when his team needed him in key games or in key situations.

The Mets, on the whole, have left a lot of men on base and last night was no exception, but they did manage to pull off the victory. 

Hopefully, this win will somehow give them the confidence that they can succeed in big spots, and the wins will start to pile up and base runners will not be stranded as frequently.

After working hard all winter to lose weight and get himself into excellent playing shape, Castillo is making tremendous strides in ensuring that he has job security and the fans appreciation.

Castillo also had an RBI single in the first inning that scored David Wright, who had singled earlier in the inning.

The Mets have their ace, Johan Santana, on the mound today, and the offense will be watched closely.  Santana typically receives poor run support, but in fairness the opposing teams usually match their ace against Santana, so it is a pitchers battle.