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A Sunday afternoon crowd-pleaser for the Flushing faithful.
Dan Murphy said “I spit on MetsToday!” and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to deliver an exhilirating walkoff win over the San Francisco Giants.
After falling behind 1-0 in the fifth, the Mets grabbed the lead on a 420+ foot two-run homer off the bat of slugging second baseman Luis Castillo. Mike Pelfrey held it up before running out of gas in the eighth, when he allowed back-to-back doubles to tie the score two-all. The Mets bullpen, however, put out the fire and preserved the tie until the ninth, when Jeff Francoeur led off with an infield single and was sacrificed to second before Murphy’s game-winning blow.
Pelfrey went 7 1/3, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk, but did not figure in the decision. Frankie Fantastic struck out the side to earn his third win of the year.
Francoeur was the only Met with more than one hit; the team collected six all day.
Other than Castillo’s blast and the bottom of the ninth, it was a pretty lazy game — not surprising considering the 95+ degree heat.
Next Mets Game
The final game of the series occurs on Monday night at 7:10 PM. Livan Hernandez faces Joe Martinez.