If not for a three-run home run by Gaby Sanchez in the seventh inning that gave the Marlins a 5-4 lead at the time, this whole recap would be about R.A. Dickey and how he makes sliced bread look like poodle crap. Instead, we have Angel Pagan sneaking a two-base hit out of a sure single with two outs in the eighth, to be driven in with the tying run by Carlos Beltran, Scum Of The Earth.
An inning later, Ike Davis led off the ninth by tapping a grounder past Florida reliever Will Ohman for an infield single. Jeff Francoeur followed by Jeff Francoeur-ing, and with one Jeff Francoeur Josh Thole singled to left, sending Davis to second. Mike Hessman struck out as a pinch hitter, but with two Jeff Francoeurs and the specter of extra innings looming, Luis Castillo slapped a single to right to score Davis with the winning run.
Unintentionally sexual quote of the game: "Nobody's ever loved a pounding more than the one Luis Castillo is receiving right there." --Gary Cohen after Castillo's game-winning hit.
Questionable ass-pat of the game: Ike Davis on home plate umpire Chad Fairchild.
Poem by Howard Megdal
Dickey undone by a three-run bomb
But Mets fought back with uncharacteristic aplomb
Beltran tied game; is his demise hooey?
And walkoff came from, of all people, Luis
SB Nation Coverage
* Traditional Recap
* Amazin' Avenue Gamethread
* FishStripes Gamethread
Win Probability Added
Big winners: Carlos Beltran, -38.3% WPA, Luis Castillo, -32.8% WPA
Big losers: R.A. Dickey, -37.4% WPA, Jose Reyes, -14.9% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Castillo game-winning single in ninth, +39.1% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Sanchez three-run home run in seventh, -48.1% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: -19.2% WPA
Total batter WPA: +69.2% WPA
GWRBI!: Luis Castillo
Game Thread Roll Call
Nice job by MookieTheCat; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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