After lasts night devastating defeat the Mets looked to veteran, and future Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez, to regain momentum. Rookie Micah Hoffpauir made, what could have been Pedro's last start as a Met, less than ideal. The kid went 5-5 with 2HR and 5RBIs. Ouch. The Mets found themselves down 6-3 quickly after Pedro's department in the 7th. A small rally in the 7th made it 6-4. Then in the 8th big two out hits from Carlos Beltran Ryan Church, Ramon Martinez, then Robinson Cancel the Mets had tied the game 6-6 going into the 9th.
Flash back to last night. Mets find themselves tied 6-6 to the same Cubbies in the bottom of the 9th. After stranding a runner on 3rd with no out, and two more runners in the inning, the Mets went on to lose it in the 10th.
But today was a new day, despite this frighteningly familiar situation. Reyes singles to start the inning. Daniel Murphy proceeds to make his manager quite angry, missing a signal and foaling off a bunt 3 times. Wright then strikes out as Reyes grabs 2nd base. After an IBB to Carlos Delgado. Carlos Beltran found himself with two out and two on... a 2-0 count ensures him a good pitch, he lines it over Hoffpauir at 1st, Reyes scores. The Metties walkoff the field, as they should have last night.
Notes from this game. Ryan Church's play at the plate brought the ball in way before the runner. Church said after the game had he slid he would have been out by the mile. He stayed up, dodged Cubs catcher Koyie Hill and scored.
David Wright's RBI was his 124th of the season tying Mike Piazza 1999 season.
Carlos Beltran's RBI made for his 110th of the season. The third Met to reach 110RBIs this season. Delgado, and Wright being the other two. The Three did the same in 2006.
Jose Reyes' 3 steals gave him his first 55 SB for the fourth straight season.
As I write this the Phillies are off for the day. (Now have a game lead in the NL East). and the Pirates and Brewers tied 1-1 in the 10th. (Brewers now down .5 game to the Mets in the wildcard after this Met win.)