Thank God. I don’t think I could have taken it if the Braves had lost the game after Jeffy tied it up on a homer. Maybe that’s just me.
For the first three innings, Johan Santana was clearly laboring for the Mets, while Kris Medlen was cruising for the Braves. The Braves only got two runs off of Santana, both coming on a homer by Glaus in the third.
Then in the fourth, the two teams exhanged roles, and the Braves wouldn’t have another baserunner until the ninth. And in the fifth, Ike Davis and [sigh] Jeffy hit solo homers to tie it up. Medlen got through the sixth okay, but allowed two baserunners with one out. Moylan came in and Francoeur came through in a more normal way, grounding into a double play to end the threat. (I will never stop making fun of Jeff Francoeur. It’s in the blog mission statement.)
Saito cruised through the eighth. The Mets almost got a run in the ninth, getting a runner at third with one out (and Bobby ejected in the process) but Wagner struck out Wright and Davis to end the inning. McCann led off the bottom of the inning with a single, with Clevlen running for him. Yunel walked, and then Melky couldn’t get the bunt down but hit a two-strike chopper towards third which Wright threw away allowing the winning run to score. Thank God.