Monday, July 27, 2009

Mr. Double Play Finds Redemption

Tell me you weren't thinking "oh no!" when you saw Fernando Tatis come in as a pinch hitter in the 8th inning with the bases loaded and one out.

The Rockies had just walked Jeff Francoeur intentionally 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 9-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 3 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.

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