Mets 4 – Braves 3 May 12, 2009

What a game! The Mets come back to score 2 in the eighth and 1 in the ninth to tie it, then win it in the tenth inning. Great game. This Mets team hasn’t done much late scoring this season so that was great to see. Carlos Beltran walked with the bases loaded and two outs, on a full count, to force in a run and win the game.

Mike Pelfrey was good tonight going 7 innings and giving up 2 runs. Curiously, Jerry Manuel pulled him from the game after throwing only 96 pitches. I thought that he could’ve pitched the eighth. J.J. Putz was shaky again, giving up a run in the eighth inning to raise his season ERA to 3.79 which is way too high for him. Francisco Rodriguez pitched 2 innings giving up a couple of hits and a walk but managed to get himself out of trouble.

A good sign is that the Mets only left 7 runners on base. They’ve been in double digits seemingly every game.

The rubber game of the series is tomorrow afternoon before a west coast trip starts.

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