The Mets were being soundly dominated by Ben Sheets before a groin strain send him to an early shower and the Mets took advantage of the Brewers' bullpen. After managing very little through the first six innings, the Mets erupted (?) for four runs in the seventh and eighth innings. The last three of those runs came against Eric Gagne, the irony of whose last name is hardly lost on the French-speaking among us.
Johan Santana was even more dominating than Sheets, though he was shortsighted enough to allow a couple of runs to the Brewers before the Met offense found the time to retort. Chalk up another should-be victory for the coulda-been Cy Young season.
The icing on the cake is that the Phillies, in typical Philly fashion, laid an egg against the worst team in baseball, dropping a 7-4 stinker to the Nationals. The Mets moved two games ahead of the Phillies with 24 to play.
Big winners: Carlos Delgado, +35.1% WPA, Daniel Murphy, +19.7% WPA
Big losers: David Wright, -25.5% WPA, Damion Easley, -8.0% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Del-got-it, +41.4% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Reyes flyout to end 7th, -11.8% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: +30.0%
Total batter WPA: +20.0%
GWRBI: Carlos Delgado
Game Thread Roll Call
Nice job by BobbyV_Incognito; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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