This was definitely one of the most exciting games of the year. I saved it on the Tivo to watch the highlights again. What a game!
Mike Pelfrey had an excellent start going 7.1 strong innings on only 85 pitches. I thought he was going the distance but he ran into a little trouble in the eighth. Overall, it was an excellent showing especially considering that he had some shoulder stiffness after his last start.
It was also a huge game for Ike Davis. He continues to impress with two home runs tonight off tough lefty Jonathan Sanchez. Sanchez hadn’t even given up a hit to a left-handed batter before tonight. Davis also made another incredible catch going over the rail into the dugout to catch a foul ball in the ninth for a huge out.
But the hero of the game was Rod Barajas. He also had two home runs in the game, if you can believe that. His second home run was a walk off in the bottom of the ninth to break the tie and win the game after Francisco Rodriguez blew the save.
It’s these kind of games that really get you pumped up. I’m hoping that this win can carry them for a while.