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Walk It Off: Mets 4, Braves 3

After Monday night's suckfest, that the Mets somehow made it out of this game with a win really puts a shine on what could've been a very regrettable first two games of the Braves series. Really, there were so many weird/head-scratching/horrifying plays in this game that the Mets should really consider themselves lucky that Wednesday's game will be a rubber match.

Here's a quick recap of the madness.

  • Garret Anderson bloop in between Reyes and Beltran with one out and Chipper on first in the fourth
  • Anderson's trap on Murphy's fliner that resulted in a fielder's choice putout of Alex Cora at second
  • Casey Kotchman's fliner that Beltran trapped two batters later
  • Wright thrown out at home on a would-be sacrifice fly by Tatis to end the seventh
  • Jose Reyes thrown out stretching a double into a triple in the eighth (Bob Ojeda "likes the aggression")
  • Carlos Beltran almost (actually maybe) caught stealing in the ninth.
  • Fernando Tatis caught stealing second in the ninth
  • Beltran almost striking out looking in the tenth

On top of all of this, the Mets featured one of their weakest lineups of the season, making the come-from-behind victory even more surprising.

Wednesday's game is a matinée, so get here early before all of the good seats are taken.

Swag Contest

Swag contest results can be found here and the next game's swag form already available. You can read more about the swag contest here.

SB Nation Coverage

* Boxscore
* Amazin' Avenue Gamethread
* Talking Chop Gamethread

Win Probability Added

Big winners: Carlos Beltran, +67.7% WPA, Francisco Rodriguez, +18.4% WPA
Big losers: David Wright, -17.9% WPA, Fernando Tatis, -17.2% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Beltran walkoff walk, +33.9% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Kotchman RBI single in fourth, -12.2% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: +23.6% WPA
Total batter WPA: +26.4% WPA
GWRBI!: Carlos Beltran

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by DevonEdwards; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 DevonEdwards 268
2 future 186
3 squid92 117
4 JoshNY 96
5 JohnPeterson 82
6 EMSfan9 68
7 Gina 67
8 jasondg 66
9 Prince 61