Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mets beat themselves, gift wrap win to Dodgers

So the Los Angeles Dodgers (of Los Angeles) beat the New York Mets (of New York) tonight by a score of 3-2. Other than that it took 11 innings for the game to be done, fairly uneventful score, it would seem, right? WRONG.

The Mets APPARENTLY decided that they didn't want to win this game. They had a total of 5 errors in the game, 2 of them coming in the bottom of the 11th inning while the Dodgers were up at bat. The score was tied at the top of the 11th, and a triple by the Mets brought another Mets player in to score. Or not. Turns out Mets player Ryan Church missed third base when he rounded it, so when the Dodgers tagged third base with the ball, Church was called out, making the third out of the inning and rendering the just-hit triple useless.

Then in the bottom of the 11th, the Dodgers had managed to load the bases, and the Dodgers player hit a fairly easy infield ground ball. Mets first baseman scooped it up and threw it to home plate for the easy out - which it would have been had he not thrown it away instead, allowing the Dodgers to score and win the game.

Here's a link to the really funny recap.

And courtesy of the Mets themselves, here's the video of Vin Scully's call of Church's missed bag. Once that video finishes, subsequent ones will pop up, or you can just pick which next video you want to see.

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