Well hey now that trade-deadline move Wednesday to acquire outfielder Justin Maxwell from Houston suddenly seems like a bigger deal doesn’t it?
Maxwell opened the 12th inning Saturday afternoon by booming a pinch-hit homer against reliever David Aardsma that enabled the Royals to escape Citi Field with a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets.
“I got (the count) to 3-0 and thought ‘OK I’ve got to take here. He hasn’t thrown a strike’” Maxwell said. “He laid one in there. And at 3-2 I took a good swing. I was trying not to do too much.”
If that was the goal — trying not to do too much — Maxwell failed miserably because the ball took off like a rocket toward left field. It started to hook but stayed fair.
“You can’t get behind like that because then you have to give him something to hit” Aardsma said.
That homer would seem to put Maxwell in line for the post-game heroes‘ treatment. But no that went instead to Kelvin Herrera who worked three scoreless innings before Greg Holland cl