Despite a valiant effort by Jon Niese and the New York Mets, who have scratched and clawed for every win this year, the bullpen for the second time this series could not hold it together, dropping the rubber game on a walk-off grand slam by Mike Giancarlo Stanton, 8-4.
Niese took the hill despite not feeling his best and handed the Amazin’s goose eggs over six frames before being taken out for a pinch hitter in the top of the 7th. It was when the game got into the bullpen however, that it turned ugly.
Staked to a 2-0, Ramon Ramirez came on to pitch the seventh and promptly surrendered a 2-run bomb to John Buck to tie the game up at two.
Fast forward to the ninth, Heath Bell on to keep the game tied, and of course; failed. With the bases loaded and two out, Justin Turner delivered a pinch-hit double to give the Mets a solid 2-run lead. That should be enough for Francisco to nail it down right?
Wrong. Francisco, the only Mets to receive a multi-year contract, proceeded to surr...