Archive: June 22nd, 2008

Mets Game 74: Win Over Rockies

Mets 3 Rockies 1

For the second consecutive game, Jose Reyes led off the game with a triple and eventually scored to put the Mets ahead 1-zip.

This time, however, the Mets held up the lead.

Carlos Beltran added a two-run homer — an absolute blast about 15 rows into the second deck in deep right-center — to give the Mets a three-run lead.

Mike Pelfrey backed it up, pitching 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowing five walks and three hits in a 98-pitch effort. He struggled mightily in the early innings, but pitched through jams without allowing any runs to cross the plate.

Joe Smith allowed a solo homer to Yorvit Torrealba in an inning and a third of relief, but Duaner Sanchez and Billy Wagner shut down the Rockies the rest of the way to preserve Big Pelf’s 4th victory.

Next Game

The Mets come home to Shea to face the Seattle Mariners in a 7:10 pm game on Monday night. Johan Santana faces “King” Felix Hernandez.

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Wally Throws 22 Bats

Wally Backman throws balls on the field

Be sure to tune in to SNY tonight at 6 pm to see the latest episode of “Playing for Peanuts“, in which you’ll see South Georgia Peanuts manner Wally Backman throw nearly two dozen bats on the field.

But don’t watch the show just to see the bats go flying. Rather, watch it to see what REALLY happened during that game — the events that led to the eruption, Wally’s actions, and the media firestorm that resulted.

If you remember the national media reaction to this particular game, it was highly dramatized and portrayed Backman as an out-of-control nutcase who suffered a “meltdown”. It was further MISREPORTED that Wally went running into the press box to start a fight with the opposing GM, the play-by-play announcer, and anyone else hanging around.

Well in this Sunday’s episode, you will get a rare chance to see what REALLY happened, and then compare it to the second-hand reports we received from the media. You will also be able to form your own opinion on Backman’s “meltdown”, rather than accepting someone else’s.

It may be the best episode in the series — so if you can’t watch it live, be sure to set the DVR / VCR, as it’s sure to be a “can’t miss”.

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