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Mets 6, Marlins 5: Castillo Swings Bat, Hits Ball, Wins Game

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
* Boxscore
* 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.

Num Name # of Posts
1 MookieTheCat 162
2 BrockRocks 133
3 KeithsMoustache 104
4 jdon 83
5 fxcarden 81
6 Syler 72
7 Gina 70
8 aparkermarshall 67
9 NetsMets4Life 46
10 Michkin 35