Mets 8 - Cardinals 6
The Happy Bird Killing Nightcap
Throughout the 2011 season, the rag tag, banged up, all- star-trading New York Mets showed us a never die spirit that made us love them. But as August became September, the Mets seemed like they were finally throwing in the towel. With dead pitching arms, young players running out of gas, Reyes playing at 80% speed, and David Wright having more errors than hits, September seemed to finally put the 2011 Mets into Hospice.
Today started out looking like another ugly nail in the New York Mets' coffin. Chris Capuano's quest for a .500 record was shattered early on. A quality start was not to be, and the rising Cardinals were on the verge of a 3 game sweep of the Mets.
In the top of the 9th with the score 6-2, the Mets batted around and pulled off the most unlikely comeback, grounding the cocky Cards by scoring 6 runs. St. Louis closer Jason Motte struggled with his control, and the Mets put together some fantastic at-bats. Jose Reyes, Ruben Tejada, and Willie Harris were the big heros of the inning. Bobby Parnell came in for the 9th and shut them down. Parnell was aided by a fantastic diving catch by Jason Pridie for the 3rd out, robbing Yadier "Met killer" Molina of the Cardinals' last chance to fly.
Congrats to the fans who endured the rain delay and the early beat down the Mets took to see this glorious comeback. If you missed it, please enjoy exclusive Mets Blob highlights in the video below: