The Amazing Mets
This was the kind of game that reminds all Mets fans why they root so ferociously for the team. Because despite all the frustrations, the Mets have a way of amazing you when you least expect it.
After a series of up and down performances, the Mets may have thought they were back on the roller coaster again after R.A. Dickey failed to deliver his usual strong performance.
I don’t know if it was because the knuckleball wasn’t knuckling, or maybe the major league batters are finally starting to figure it out. Either way, Dickey allowed 11 hits after only allowing 10 hits in his past four starts combined.
But the Mets stayed close, even though many would have thought the game was over with Jonathan Papelbon, the former Red Sox star, coming in to pitch the ninth.
Yet somehow the team rallied. Ike Davis continued his revival with a leadoff hit, and then Daniel Murphy got lucky hitting a ball off Papelbon’s leg to tie the score.
David Wright came up and hit a looping ball that fell in the gap, and the Mets won the game in an exciting game for all involved (except maybe the Phillies).
Manager Terry Collins was particularly delighted because the team picked up R.A. Dickey when he was having a rare bad day, and the Mets still came away with the win. In an amazing fashion.