We attended today’s game at Shea, a game that turned out great considering rain was in the forecast throughout the day.
It seemed as if there was no hope for the Mets in this game. Why? Simply because their offense wasn’t able to kick into gear and their struggling starter was giving up hits left and right.
However, Willie Randolph made the decision to keep starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey in as the game rolled on.
Pelfrey stayed in the game, and along the way, allowed several long fly balls caught on the warning track.
With the Mets down 2-0 in the eighth inning, something needed to happen, and fast.
Surprisingly, the offense suddenly kicked into gear and started to turn heads. Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer following a David Wright double off the wall to fuel the offensive comeback. Fernando Tatis contributed in the three-run eighth to lower the ‘bridge to billy’. Billy Wagner struck out the side easily in the ninth as the Mets won their fourth game in their last five.