Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Mets Officially Out of their Slump

If there was any doubt that the Mets were not quite yet out if their recent losing slump, Sean Green’s colossal walk-off blast last night should have erased it. After just missing a home run that went foul, Green lowered the boom on a 3-2 pitch from reliever Russ Springer in the bottom of the 11th inning and struck a massive shot off the middle of the scoreboard in right center, giving the Mets their 4th straight victory.

It was the second time in the game that the Mets hit a home run after pulling one foul. In the 3rd inning, Carlos Gomez, after roping one down the left field line for a foul ball, hit a shot three pitches later that landed high into the left center field bleachers. At the time, it gave the Mets an early one run lead.

While the bats struggled all night, Reyes, Beltran, Wright and Delgado went 0-15, the Mets got superb pitching from Jorge Sosa, who continues to do a fine job as the 5th starter. The bullpen also came up big, throwing 5 scoreless innings. They had to work out of a tight jam in the 7th, when the Cardinals had men on second and third with no outs. Joe Smith allowed the first 2 men to reach base, then got the next 2 men out before handing the ball over to Pedro Felicano. After intentionally walking Pujols to load the bases, Feliciano got Spezio to bounce one back to him to end the inning. Wagner came on and pitched two perfect innings before Heilman pitched the 11th for the victory.

Nice win fellas. Keep it going.

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