In their first game against the Kansas City Royals in nine years, the Mets prevailed 4-2 in 11 innings on an Eric Young walkoff homerun, but the win was overshadowed by an injury to third baseman David Wright. In the bottom of the 10th, Wright hit a groundball to Royals shortstop Miguel Tejada(??) who in order to beat a hustling Wright to first, airmailed a throw into the dugout. Unfortunately, Wright pulled up lame as he reached first and had to be pulled from the game.
The Mets took an early lead on a two-run homerun from Wright in the first inning off of Wade Davis. For a while, it looked like those runs would hold up as Dillon Gee held the Royals scoreless over the first seven innings. He allowed a run in the eighth, but Scott Rice and LaTroy Hawkins prevented further damage. With Bobby Parnell unavailable due to a stiff neck, David Aardsma was brought in to close. It did not go well as Tejada led off with a booming double to center. Alcides Escobar followed with a walk, and following an Elliot Johnson sacrifice, Billy Butler was intentionally walked to bring up Lorenzo Cain. Cain hit a flyball to center, scoring Tejada from third, tying the game at two.
On a random note, this was the Mets' first win on a Friday night at home since April 19th against the Washington Nationals.
Full recap to come.
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