Mets Game 47: Win Over Marlins
Mets 2 Marlins 1
Omir Santos has officially tied the hands of Mets management.
Santos has been Joe Hardy-like in his first two months as a Met, getting one after another clutch RBI and walk-off hits. In this game, he drove in both runs, creating a situation where Mets management cannot Chip Ambres him back to AAA when Brian Schneider is activated on Saturday.
Santos hit a solo homer in the fifth to tie the game, and drove in Gary Sheffield from third base in the bottom of the 11th to give the Mets the win.
Sheffield led off the inning with a walk, and the 40-year-old stole second, and proceeded to third when the catcher’s throw sailed into the outfield.
Mike Pelfrey was outstanding, pitching 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball, allowing only five hits and a walk, striking out 6.
However, Pelf’s effort did not return him a win, as rookie Sean West matched him pitch for pitch. West went seven, allowing four hits and a walk.
Pedro Feliciano, who threw six pitches to get the final out in the top of the eleventh, was awarded the victory.
Not much to say. It was a fairly crisp, clean, quick game, mainly due to the strong pitching performances. Well, it was quick until it went into extras.
Pelfrey is quickly evolving into a legit #2 starter, meaning, he can slot into most rotations around MLB in that role.
Next Mets Game
Mets and Marlins do it again at 1:10 PM. John Maine faces Josh Johnson.