Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Scrounging a Tatis-based win

With Billy Wagner on the 15 day DL, and Aaron Heilman in a miserable slump, the best the Mets can do is hope they get some deep and decent starting pitching, and that they can open up (at least) a 4 run lead for the bullpen to play around with. Tonight, they managed both. Pelfrey pitched 6.2 and gave up two runs. All of the bullpen was effective, save Heilman, who was spectacularly ineffective, giving up a three run shot in the ninth to make the win a close 6-5 one for the Mets. Fernando Tatis was the hero. He pulled 2 home runs (one a three-run blast that he hand-steered around the foul pole. His raised arms at home plate were showy but deserved.

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