Trailing 6-2 coming into the bottom of the 8th, it looked inevitable that the Mets were going to continue a 3 game slide which would include a loss of the series to the Nats. Then it happened, a 6 run eighth-inning and the Mets went on to finish off the Nats, 8-6. This is a huge win for the Mets because not only do they get to keep pace with the Nats for 2nd place but it should also give the Mets some confidence that they can come back in the late innings, they can hit in the clutch and they can hit with runners in scoring position.
If you missed it this is how the big inning went down:
Bay singled to center
Wright doubles, Bay to 3rd
Davis safe at first on throwing error, Bay scores, 6-3
Francoeur strikes out
Barajas doubles in Wright and Davis, 6-5
Cora bunt single, Barajas to third
Pagan singles, Barajas scores, Cora to 2nd, 6-6
Carter doubles, Cora scores, Pagan to 3rd, Mets up 7-6
Bay walks, Pagan scores, Mets 8-6
Obviously, the big hit that sticks out is the Carter double to take the lead. The Animal came to NY with big fan fare today and promptly delievered. Obviously, a Wright double and the Barajas double were also very nice. Bay also added a nice night and Davis’ catch again to end it remarkable. The Mets now had the clear advantage in this series with Pelfrey pitching against Stammen and can finish with a successful 4 and 2 homestand. What a big change of events tonight in the 8th, don’t wanna get too excited but this game could get us rollin’. LETS GO METS!!!!!!