Usually when the Mets are down 4-0, you can pretty much turn off the game and talk to your wife or do another unpleasant chore you’ve been avoiding because the Mets rarely come back to win such games. Had you done that Wednesday night, you would have missed a great comeback in addition to getting some unnecessary nagging.
The Mets were indeed down 4-0 after just three innings, but the they cut that deficit in half in the bottom of the inning, courtesy of a double by new dad Josh Thole and a single by R.A. Dickey.
Then in the fifth Carlos Beltran erased that lead with one swing of the bat — a long two-run show to right to tie the game at four.
An ineffective Bobby Parnell coughed up the lead in the eighth on a bunt single, no less.
However the Mets game right back in the bottom of the inning — Thole again with an RBI single.
After two innings by closer-of-the-moment Jason Isringhausen, Angel Pagan homered to right for the win and the Mets first game-winning home run of the season (above).
The Mets showed incredible fight in this important game, refusing to die and coming back multiple times for a crucial win. The Mets are now back above .500 and go for the sweep Thursday afternoon. Each win makes Sandy Alderson’s job more difficult — to trade Beltran or not to trade Beltran — that is the question.