Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/17/12
Holy hell, what a game. Summary This one tailed into extra innings and had a real playoff atmosphere to it. The biggest flaw of the Mets was exposed AGAIN as the bullpen could not hold down leads in the ninth or tenth inning. This is not a recap I will enjoy writing, but there were positives to take away from this game. It was Jon Niese vs Ross Detwiler in a hell of a pitching duel for the first seven innings. Niese allowed a stingy three hits and zero walks, while striking out eight in dominant fashion. His only problem was a solo shot given up to Tyler Moore, on a well placed pitch, so tip your hat to the hitter right there. Ramon Ramirez got the first two outs in the eighth, but then Josh Edgin took over. Edgin allowed a walk to DeRosa, who stole second, and was driven in by a double by Lombardozzi, giving the Nationals a two-run cushion at that point. The Mets would pick up three in the ninth off Tyler Clippard however, all coming off an incredibly clutch three-run home run by ...
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