The Mets made Jerry Manuel’s first win as manager a dramatic one. David Wright tied the game in the ninth inning with an RBI single scoring Jose Reyes. It was only K-Rod’s second blown save of the year. Damion Easley won it in the tenth inning with a solo home run off Justin Speier.
Oliver Perez had what’s come to be a typical start for him. He was pitching well until giving up three runs in the fifth inning. The middle innings seem to be a problem that he can’t overcome. His final line was six innings pitched giving up four runs on nine hits and three walks to go along with two strikeouts. He was wild at times and doing some crazy hesitation motion like Asian pitchers in the sixth inning. It’s hard to understand what’s going through his head sometimes.
Reyes had a huge offensive game going 3 for 5 with three runs scored, one of those hits being a triple. Carlos Delgado also had a solo homer in the fourth inning off Jon Garland. Wright was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI’s including the critical RBI hit in the top of the ninth.
The Mets win 2 of 3 in Los Angeles against a very good Angels team. The team has an off day tomorrow before beginning a weekend series with the Rockies in Colorado.