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No. No. The Mets CAN'T lose this game...
Yes they can. They're the Mets remember?
On August 20th, the Mets played the Milwaukee Brewers. With the Mets down 7-1 heading into the bottom of the 7th inning the Mets started an improbable comeback by putting a crooked number on board.
With the score 7-6, Francisco Rodriguez, facing his old team for the first time, was called into the game to stop the bleeding. When he entered the game, K-Rod was serenaded with boos by Mets fans.
In spite of getting the first two outs of the inning, the Mets started another great rally. After an RBI double by catcher Josh Thole that tied the game, outfielder Angel Pagan hit a bomb against K-Rod and gave the Mets a 9-7 lead.
Yet Mr. "Generation Base on Balls," Jason Isringhausen, walked the first two batters of the inning, gave up a single and walked pinch hitter Mark Kotsay with the bases loaded to narrow the lead. I'm pretty sure Izzy would have walked Brewers' manager, Ron Roenicke if he had come up to the plate.
This was when Mets fans started screaming profanities to the TV at the top of their lungs. Or it might have been before that. Either way Mets fans knew they were going to lose this game.
Manager Terry Collins removed Izzy from the game and inserted Manny Acosta. After getting the first out, Acosta allowed a single to Brewers' first baseman, Prince Fielder. The image of Fielder motioning an emphatic "claw" towards the Brewers bench will be in the minds of many Mets fans for some weeks to come.
Oh yeah, Brewers' Casey McGehee went opposite field to give the Brewers an 11-9 lead. At that point, not even "Tom Terrific" could have saved the Mets.