Error In A Mets Game, Result A “W”???

In a strange turn of events, the Mets actually won a game thanks to an error.

The D-Backs’ 1B Connor Jackson airmailed a throw way over 2B Chris Burke’s head in the 9th allowing Carlos Beltran to score the go-ahead run from 2B in what was a 2-2 tie the 9th inning.

The Mets tacked on 2 more runs in the inning to take the rubber game of the series by a 5-2 score.

But it was a stellar throw in the 8th by RF Ryan Church that was the real game changer.

Burke had bunted a ball between the mound and third that Pedro Feliciano fielded and despite not really having a chance to get Burke at first, Feliciano threw a wild side armed throw past first and the ball ricocheted down the RF line.

Church charged the ball and threw a beautiful one-hop throw to nail Burke in a close play at third, helped by a very nice diving tag by David Wright (picture to the right) Burke represented the go ahead run at the time.

At this early juncture, I have to admit that I was completely wrong about the Milledge for Church & Schneider trade. While Milledge may still turn into the player we all thought/hoped he can become, right now he is still a raw talent that cannot arrive to the clubhouse on time.

To use a WFAN caller cliche, the always insightful Brooklyn Met Fan stole my thunder on this subject and basically said everything I wanted to say…Omar was right, I was wrong.

Welcome back Marlon Anderson, I hope yesterday’s pinch hit RBI single is all you need to get things going. You are a vital part of this team and I lobbied hard for you to return ever since Minaya starngely gave Julio Franco a contract instead of you.


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