Mets 5 – Dodgers 4 July 8, 2009

I know it’s hard to believe, but the Mets actually looked like a Major League team tonight. And Oliver Perez got a win! I could barely believe my eyes. Perez went 5 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 7 walks. He surely wasn’t great with way too many walks and of 104 pitches, 52 were balls and 52 were strikes. Not good. But it was enough to get the win tonight.

The Mets on offense had 9 hits and 3 walks. The hits were scattered throughout the lineup which was great to see. Even ice cold David Wright was 2 for 4.

The game also featured a highlight play at first base by Daniel Murphy. A ground ball hit the base and bounced away from him, he picked it up and had a back-hand throw to Bobby Parnell to get the runner. It was an amazing play. You’ll definitely see that one on ESPN tonight.

Francisco Rodriguez had a rocky ninth inning but got the save. He gave up a solo homer to Manny Ramirez, then a walk and hit. But he got out of it with a double play.


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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.

3 thoughts on “Mets 5 – Dodgers 4 July 8, 2009”

    1. Who would have imagined that Daniel Murphy, the worst fielder on the Mets since Dave Kingman would make the best play by a Met since Endy Chavez in ’06 playoff?

  1. Wasn’t that amazing? Either the Post or Daily News had a funny story about how Murphy made it on the ESPN ‘Not so 10 Top Plays of year’ as well as made the top play of the night.

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