Found June 17, 2012 on Metstradamus:
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A lot of times, a game comes down to one or two at-bats. First at-bat came all the way back in the second inning. Johnny Cueto had just walked Chris Young (whose strike zone you can see from Tiangong 1) to drive in the first run of the game, and Kirk Nieuwenhuis was up with the bases loaded ready to give the Mets a cushion. Cyborg did a good job battling back from a 1-2 count to 3-2, fouled a few balls off, and was seemingly wearing Cueto down. Cueto struck out Cyborg on an outer half fastball ... it was a weak and protective wave by Kirk and he knew it. So it was 1-0 instead of 3-0 or more.Then in the eighth, after the Reds had scored three runs in the fifth on two base hits and a Lucas Duda throwing error, Terry Collins had outwitted Dusty Baker to get lefty-killer Scott Hairston up against lefty Sean Marshall. Terry couldn't have set it up any better if he tried. But Hairston reminded us that he's still Scott Hairston ... fouled the best pitch he saw to the backstop, and ...
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