Oh how sweet it is to watch Mariano blow a save. against the Mets - the first in 12 years! It woulda been better of we hung the L on him but Girardi knew better than to send him out for a second inning.
(How’s that for unwarranted cockiness lol)
Big hit by Duda in the 9th and huge hit by Paulino.
I had zero issue with Hale sending Duda, in fact I like the decision. There was chaos on the play after the ball got through the SS’s legs and when you’ve got a moment to seize victory with 2 outs in the 9th off Mariano you take the aggressive gamble.
Woulda liked to see Duda a little more aggressive at the plate - cause a collision or attempt to try and jar the ball loose - but maybe that’s being too critical.
Congratulations to Jason Bay for serving a solid single to right to win it in the 10th. That guy deserves a walk-off vs the yankees more than anyone.
BMF’s prediction of “a big hit from Bay” definitely came true but my “Big series from Pagan” was a complete bust of a prognostication.
Frustrating game and series but nice to end with a W.
The news is supposedly good re: Reyes’ hamstring - Grade 1 / mild strain.
He hopes to play Tuesday, Collins sez maybe not till after All-Star.
Of course knowing the Mets they’ll do their best to mishandle the situation so BMF is mentally preparing for the worst.
Happy 4th everyone - try not to blow any fingers off today!