Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sometimes it Takes a Lot of Patience to Be a Met Fan

It was a hot and humid day so it was good to stay home in an air conditioned living room.  We turned on the Yankee game as Mark Texeira hit a home run in the 8th inning to lead the Bronx Bombers to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

We then turned on SNY to see how the Mets were doing.  It was no score in the 6th inning at that point.  One inning after another neither the Mets nor the Cardinals could score.  In recent seasons the team played reasonably well until the All-Star break and then fell apart.  After losing the first two games after the break, it appeared this could happen again.

Kevin Plawecki drove in the go ahead run in the top of the 13th.  Jeurys Familia who is usually "lights out" came in the bottom of the inning but gave up a game tying home run to Kolten Wong.  No runs were scored until the 18th inning.  In the top of the inning Ruben Tejada drove in run #2 while Eric Campell got an insurance run with a suicide squeeze.

The game took 5 hrs and 55 minutes as the Mets left 25 runners on base.  At least they won as they travel to Washington to play the Nationals.

Game recap from ESPN

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