Found June 28, 2013 on Around Citi:
The New York Mets defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 to complete a thrilling comeback victory and conclude their 11-game road trip with an astounding 7-4 record. The Mets victory on Thursday was boosted by Marlon Byrd, who launched a two-run home run to left-center field to give the Mets the ultimate lead. Byrd’s season can’t be described as anything less than miraculous. After signing a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, he showed the same amount of pop that he had displayed in seasons past with Chicago and Texas and his veteran leadership and outfield versatility ultimately led to him cracking the big league roster. Byrd has simply flown with the opportunity. The veteran was tasked with his first big opportunity on April 7th against the Miami Marlins. Jose Fernandez had effectively shut down the Mets during his major league debut, yet the club was able to stay within one run of the beleaguered Marlins. Byrd came up with men on second and third and delivered a ...
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