Mets Game 125: Loss to Brewers
Brewers 11 Mets 9
It was one of the most exhilarating and exciting comebacks of the year for the 2011 Mets.
And then it wasn’t.
In many ways, it was the defining moment of the season — for both the team and for Mets fans.
Mets Game Notes
We don’t really need to get into the details, do we? I’m posting this more than 24 hours after the final out because I’m still trying to recover. Can you suffer from a Mets hangover?
The game began as many Mets games do; Chris Capuano started out OK then shat the bed, allowing the Brewers to stake a four-run lead after three innings that expanded to six after six. Meanwhile the Mets hitters could do nothing with the slop of Randy Wolf — until the seventh, when they exploded for five runs in chasing Wolf from the game. More relievers entered, and each were greeted with more runs. Sweet justice filled Citi Field when the Mets terrorized former teammate Francisco Rodriguez for three runs to take an 8-7 lead. The comeback was complete, the Mets had won — all they had to do was get three outs against a Brewers club that was clearly devastated and on the wrong side of momentum.
Other random notes …
Prince Fielder hit an absolute rocket in the third off of Capuano. The ball went from Fielder’s bat to a seat in the upper deck of right field in about a half-second. The three-run blast came on a 3-2 pitch with men on first and second and two out. Maybe Cappy could have thrown something other than a BP fastball in that situation, I’m not sure.
Angel Pagan was 3-for-5 with 2 RBI with 2 runs scored and a stolen base. Ruben Tejada had two hits and two runs scored. Otherwise the comeback that wasn’t was very much a team effort, with contributions spread around.