Mets 7 – Giants 4 May 14, 2009

I was a little worried when I saw that Jose Reyes wasn’t going to play in this game because of some pain in his right calf. Alex Cora started at short for him and didn’t look great at shortstop, including a throwing error. But the Mets looked fired up in this game which was a surprise coming off an extra inning game and a cross country flight.

John Maine worked his way out of trouble a few times to go 6.2 innings and only giving up 2 runs. But Bobby Parnell was pretty bad in the eighth inning giving up 2 runs and the lead, allowing the Giants to tie the game.

The Mets offense was really clicking with 12 hits and 6 walks in the game. But the big story on offense was the Mets stealing seven bases in the game including four by David Wright. You normally don’t see many steals against any of the Molina’s.

The Mets scored 3 runs in the ninth to win it. The inning was tremendous including a critical steal of third by Carlos Beltran. Wright had a great slide at home to avoid the tag by Molina. And even Gary Sheffield got into the action stealing third in the inning. The old man can still run.

It was a fantastic comeback win and a great way to start the long road trip.

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