Game 2: Mets 5 Phils 2
Gee vs Kendrick
Hey folks our beloved Metsies finally got a win and they even snapped the Phillies 11 game winning streak! I find this splendid. I loved just typing all that! So let's get to some fun recap-worthy moments. We gotta appreciate what we can at this point and I sure do appreciate when the towel waving crowd gets silenced at Citizens Bank Park!
This game all came down to the top of the 7th. The Phillies were winning 2-1 (Howard hit a 2 run blast off of Gee in the bottom of the 1st). Kendrick had just been taken out of the game and Durbin was in for some relief. And the bases were loaded with 1 out for Lucas Duda. Before Duda's at bat, Gary made sure us Metsies fans stayed realistic and didn't get too optimistic that the Mets could and would score. He basically said that the Metsies suck against Durbin. But Gary was so wrong tonight. Ok back to Duda vs Durbin. Duda was pinch hitting for Tejada and well Duda's been quite the hitter lately. Did I personally think Lucas was going to get a hit? Nope. Did I think he was going to get a bases clearing double? Nope. Did he? OH he sure did. Did I think after Duda got a bases clearing double Gary was going to call him "The Big Lebowski?" Nope. But I was so proven wrong and I loved it! With Duda's bases clearing double the Metsies took a 4-2 lead over the Phillies and Gary so called Lucas "The Big Lebowski! The Mets then took a 5-2 lead thanks to Jose Jose Jose's rbi double. This 5 run 7th inning was wonderful. We don't get to see so many of these but when we do it's glorious.
So the Mets still had a 5-2 lead over the Phils in the bottom of the 9th. Takahashi was in to close this mother out! He scared me though. He walked Howard on just 4 pitches. That's always fun walking the lead off batter. But then Taka showed the Phillies who is boss and no it's not Tony Danza. That would have been funny though. Ok so next up was Werth and he lined out to Pagan. Angel made a great play and there was 1 out, woohoo! Then Taka struck out Ibanez. And to make matters even worse for Ibanez, Keith totally said he has a "peculiar swing." And then he said "Different strokes for different folks." Ibanez is usually a Metsies killer so this getting K-d business was amazing! So now the last hope for the Phils was Ruiz. And he's another major threat. Seriously a red alert-er. But Ruiz did nothing. He popped up, the ball game was over and the Metsies won! Their 6 game losing streak ended and the Phillies 11 game winning streak ended. And the crowd at Citizens Bank Park shut up! What a wonderful game.
Let's hope the Metsies can make it 2 in a row tomorrow. At this point I just would like them to end up at least EVEN STEVEN in the win/loss column. And if they could get 3rd place in the division that would be very nice. Damn those Marlins!
Have a great night folks!