Sunday, June 24, 2007
Last night El Duque pitched a masterful game but didn't get any run support. The A's left 10 runners on base and failed to get the big hit. For most of the game the Mets could not get the big hit either.
It was a frustrating game for hitters. In the 6th inning Paul Lo Duca got VERY upset about a strike called on a 0-1 pitch. He exploded and was ejected from the game. When he finally left the field he threw his shin-guards out of the dugout and onto the field. Ramon Castro came in so he could strike out swinging for Paul Lo Duca on the first pitch he sees. He was then put behind the plate.
In the bottom of the ninth Ramon Castro started off by doubling. He huffed and puffed all the way to second base. Carlos Beltran was intentionally walked.
Then it was DAVID!
He took the first pitch for a strike and the next for a ball.
The third pitched was blooped right in front of Travis Buck for the walk-off double.
And yes, Ramon Castro made it all the way from second to score.
Let's Go Mets!
Mike Piazza was at the game. He went out to present the A's line-up.
Posted by Helen at 8:29 AM