Mr. Double Play Finds Redemption

David MarineSenior Writer IJuly 27, 2009

NEW YORK - JULY 09:  Fernando Tatis #17 of the New York Mets bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 9, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tell me you weren't thinking "oh no!" when you saw Fernando Tatis come in as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning with the bases loaded and one out.

The Rockies had just intentionally walked Jeff Francoeur for the very purpose of forcing a double play situation and up to the plate walks Mr. Double Play himself.

Down 0-2, Tatis reached down with his nine-iron and pushed on out to left field. Mets go up 7-3. Game over.

It was a fitting end to just a ridiculous day in the Mets organization. The Tony Bernazard drama had ended only to open up the second act of Omar Minaya vs Adam Rubin. While the front office can't get out of their own way, the Mets are making a way for themselves as they've now won three straight for the first time since May.

Tonight's affair was the most fun I've had watching a baseball game in what seems like months. It's always nice to see a guy who's struggling redeem himself in the biggest of spots.

But I guarantee tomorrow Tatis hits into a double play.