As Wagner Blows Save; FRANCOUR SAVES SEASON

On Tuesday night, Jeff Francour’s top of the ninth go-ahead homerun saved the Mets season. It is only fitting that in a must win game against the hated Atlanta Braves, former Brave Jeff Francour was the one to beat the Braves. It must have felt great for Jeff to hit it against his former mates the Braves, who gave up on him and traded him away. Francour has always been a streaky player, I wonder if this gets him going.

A screenshot of Jeff Francour’s go-ahead game winning homerun
in the top of the 9th. PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT CERRONE.
…The homerun was huge it was evident to the fans watching the game how much it meant to Francour,“I was floating on air running around those bases,” Jeff Francoeur said after tonight’s game. “More than just because it was against Atlanta; it’s just because it’s been a tough couple, three weeks for me. I’ve been working hard. A lot of time in the cage. Maybe that’s something that can get me going, and get this team going. We’ve lost a lot of those type of games.”…

…It is also fun that he hit it off former Met Billy Wagner. There are oh so many reasons why this homerun is the biggest of the year by any Met; the momentum coming off of this win is great, but they always say momentum is as good as the next day’s starting pitching, WELL PELF-Take the ball and throw a gem bud, tuesdays win means nothing without taking the series. With a win tonight, the Mets can move up to just 5.5 back. If 5.5 back, the Mets are still in a good spot to make a run for the division in September…

Other Notes:
R.A Dickey pitched fantastic going 6 innings of two run ball. He has been an absolute godsend this season, coming out of nowhere to having a 2.36 E.R.A.

Manny Acosta pitched great in relief, pumping gas at 96, 97 miles an hour, he got R.A. out of a Jam in the 7th and kept the Braves scoreless in the 8th, bridging the gap perfectly to closer Frankie Rodriguez.

K-Rod picked up his 23rd save of the season, his fastball looked as though it had more life than it has over the last couple months, throwing it in the 94-95 range with tons of late movement.

Todays Matchup: Pelfrey, Mike(10-5, 4.10) vs. Medlen, Kris(6-2, 3.66) 

-Pete

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