In a season with far too few high points, the Mets 8-6 victory over St. Louis was a welcome respite. Trailing 6-1 entering the 8th, New York staged a great comeback with some help from the Cardinals' error-prone defense. New York scored a run in the 8th, thanks to a passed ball. Willie Harris walked to start the 9th and then Nick Evans hit a tailor-made double play ball that Rafael Furcal booted. Instead of two outs and no runners on, the Mets had two runners on and no outs. After a fly out, the Mets drew consecutive walks to force in their third run. Jose Reyes singled in a run and then Ruben Tejada doubled home two more runs to tie the game at 6. David Wright struck out for the second out of the inning, but Willie Harris put the Mets in the lead with a two-run single. Bobby Parnell pitched a perfect 9th for his 6th save.
There are plenty of things you shouldn't do hungover and playing baseball is one of them. The Yankees looked like a team that did too much celebrating last night as they were buried by Tampa 15-8. Then again, it doesn't really matter as the division is clinched.