Henry Blanco hit a walk-off home run as the Mets defeated the Giants in extras 5-4. Blanco was the second Mets catcher to hit a walk-off in as many days. Johan Santana got the start for the Mets and went 7.2 innings giving up 4 runs on 8 hits. Santana left in the 8th with a runner on first base and saw a combination of Fernando Nieve and Pedro Feliciano give up his lead.
Santana was very solid today up until the 8th inning. The Giants were hitting balls hard off of him in the 8th and Jerry made the decision that he needed to come out of the ball game. Had Jerry kept Santana in to face one more batter, the Mets could have saved their bullpen and had Francisco Rodriguez save the game in the ninth.
The Mets capitalized around a wild Todd Wellemeyer, who walked 5 hitters in 4.1 innings. Jason Bay got the scoring started with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and later added an RBI single in the fifth inning. Angel Pagan provided the other two runs on a 2-run triple in the second inning, which at the time made the score 3-0.
The Mets offense was able to drive in runs without hits today. In those situations, a team still needs to take advantage and the Mets were able to do that today.
The Mets finish their 3 game series with the Giants tomorrow afternoon with Tim Lincecum facing off against Oliver Perez at 1:10 pm.
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