Angel Pagan’s bat is hotter than ever, as he had two opposite field hits and a walk-off single up the middle to take the third and final game of a three-game series from the Phillies. With the score tied at three in the twelfth inning, Jose Reyes flew around third on the crack of Pagan’s bat and was heading home when a throw from the outfield was just a split second too late, as Reyes managed to get under the tag and score the winning run.
Whenever there are extra innings, nobody can remember who actually started the game for each team. John Maine went 6+ innings and gave up only one run. He exited with a two-run lead when Pedro Feliciano came in and struck out the side, while Aaron Heilman came in and threw another game down the drain, giving up two runs. Heilman has been miserable so far this season, and something needs to be done. I don’t trust him anymore until he fixes the problem.
Following Heilman’s troubles, the game was tied and the teams went into extra innings. Scott Schoeneweis did amazing, getting an inning-ending double-play ball straight to Easley in the 11th, who flipped to Reyes and gunned to the excited Delgado, pumping his fist as the throw was made.
The Mets had two outs in the 12th inning when Jose Reyes lined a grounder toward short. With his speed, that obviously was an infield single. Eventually, Pagan came up and smacked one up the middle to win the game in extras.
Jorge Sosa got the win for the Mets.
Next Mets Test:
In the second series of a nine-game homestand, the Mets will face off against the Milwaukee Brewers at Shea Stadium tonight at 7:10 pm.