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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Mets Unexpectedly Score Lots of Runs and Win

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The Mets surprised everyone last night by beating the Braves, 9-4, after falling behind, 4-0. And Oliver Perez was pitching, too. How about that? The big news was the record-setting fourth inning, when the offense exploded for eight runs on a franchise-record 10 hits. It usually takes the Mets eight games to score eight runs. Perez (who was his usual self – five innings, four runs) was matched up against could-have-been-Met Derek Lowe. The Braves’ ace was sweating and huffing-and-puffing so much, he looked like he was going to have a heart attack right there on the mound. His face was so red, I thought I was looking at Tom Coughlin out there.

The fourth inning lasted so long that my wife watched the Mets score four runs, put my daughter to bed, read her a story and was back in time to watch them score the last two (yes, I still subject my family to the trauma of watching the Mets). The Mets sent 13 batters …

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