Posts Tagged ‘Neil Walker’

June 2nd, 2011

The Mets got their biggest comeback win in 11 years as they fell behind 7-0 early, but came back and beat the Pirates 9-8 in the finale of the 4-game series.

I had a whole article written up trashing the team, saying they showed no heart after Terry Collins’ fiery speech Wednesday night, and when I wrote it all it was well deserved. Pittsburgh jumped all over Mike Pelfrey, scoring 3 runs in the 1st, 3 more in the 2nd, and another in the 3rd to make it 7-0. Neil Walker destroyed Pelf in the 2nd for a 3-run bomb off the Dunkin Donuts sign in front of Shea Bridge for a rare no-doubter at Citi Field. The fans were quiet, plastic bags were blowing all over the field, and for all intents and purposes the game was completely over. I know I for one had this one chalked up as a loss.

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May 31st, 2011

R.A. Dickey showed great heart and guts tonight, pitching a shutout for 7 innings with a tear in his plantar fascia. However, he gave up 3 runs with 2 outs in the 8th, and with virtually no offense given to him he suffered the loss in a 5-1 Pirates win.

Dickey struck out a career high 10 batters, and cruised through 7 2/3. But in a flash a 1-0 lead turned into a 3-1 deficit as Josh Harrison and Neil Walker had RBI hits to change the outcome from good to bad. Bobby Parnell made his first appearance since April 19, but did not fare any better than he did back then, allowing 2 runs in the 9th to seal the game.

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