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Seeing Is Be-Livan: Mets 8, Giants 6

Well, that was just a great win. Consider all of the things that weren't in the Mets' favor tonight:

  • Tim Lincecum was pitching for the Giants
  • Livan Hernandez was pitching for the Mets
  • Alex Cora was playing instead of Jose Reyes
  • Omir Santos was playing instead of Ramon Castro
  • Jeremy Reed was playing instead of Carlos Delgado Fernando Tatis
  • Gary Sheffield was playing instead of Daniel Murphy
  • Jerry Manuel was still the manager

Everything was going according to plan early on, as Hernandez was sucking, Lincecum was rocking, and the Mets were foundering, trailing 5-1 after two innings. Nothing much changed over the next three innings, but the Mets started to chip away in the sixth, scoring two runs and then another three in the seventh, knotting the game at six at that point. The outlook wasn't so good when Randy Winn tripled with one out in the eighth, but Brian Stokes stranded Winn at third, Brian Wilson coughed up two runs whilst lying in bed in the top of the ninth and Francisco Rodriguez sealed the improbable victory with a one-two-threezie in the botom of the ninth.

The Phillies won in extra innings after Brad Lidge blew a save in the ninth so the Mets remain two games up in the NL East. Johan Santana goes for the Mets tomorrow at 4pm.

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
* McCovey Chronicles Gamethread

Win Probability Added

Big winners: David Wright, +43.5% WPA, Ryan Church, +18.8% WPA
Big losers: Livan Hernandez, -31.3% WPA, Omir Santos, -17.0% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Wright three-run double, +27.8% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Winn one-out triple in eighth, -17.6% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: -6.3% WPA
Total batter WPA: +56.3% WPA
GWRBI!: Nobody (throwing error)

Game Thread Roll Call

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

Num Name # of Posts
1 DevonEdwards 135
2 squid92 133
3 jasondg 90
4 MetsGeek 80
5 Prince 64
6 JoshNY 50
7 JohnPeterson 50
8 GenJackRipper 47
9 HotChipWillBreakYourLegs 39
10 Shomov 39