Game 17: Win

Mets 8 Padres 1

As has been the case three times previous this year, Pedro was masterful, and in fact overpowering. Eleven strikeouts, two hits, two walks, and one run over seven full innings. And to make this day even better, Jorge Julio finished off the last two innings perfectly, striking out three and giving up only one hit and no walks.

This was a huge win, as it came off a draining 14-inning, 2-1 loss from the night before. Those are the kind of games that can give the winning team a good dose of positive momentum, and if you were to ask Yogi, he’d tell you that 90% of winning is half momentum. Or something like that.

Xavier Nady had another big day, Ramon Castro once again performed like the best backup catcher in baseball, and Carlos Delgado turned three walks into three runs. It was a great game overall for everyone representing the Metropolitans.

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