The New York Mets came back from a three run deficit in the ninth to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 after a dramatic walk-off three run blast by Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
Things didn’t start off so good for the Mets as poor Jeremy Hefner was once again the victim of shoddy defense (2 errors) and no run support – a recurring theme now for the 27-year-old righthander. Hefner allowed just one earned run in the first and scattered six hits before being pulled for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the fifth. He struck out five and walked one in 5.0 innings, and lowered his ERA to 3.95 for the season – second only to Matt Harvey in the rotation.
What a comedy of errors for the Mets in the fifth as a David Wright throwing error followed by a Daniel Murphy throwing error allowed tw unearned runs to score. I though Terry Collins was going to puke – he looked pretty nauseous to me.
Carlos Torres made his Mets debut with two sharp innings in relief of Hefner, and David Aardsma followed up with a 1-2-3 eighth...