On a day when David Wright was placed on the 15-day disabled list for post-concussion symptoms after he was beaned on Saturday, the Mets took one back from the Giants on Sunday. Daniel Murphy had the walk-off hit, plating Jeff Francoeur in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 3-2 win.
This time, Francisco Rodriguez, who allowed the game-winning home run in Saturday’s game, was up to the task this time, striking out the side in the top of the ninth inning. This all came after the Mets had taken the lead in the fifth inning off of a Luis Castillo home run. Yes, you read that correctly. Castillo clobbered his first homer, a two-run shot, since last season into the second deck.
Mets starter Mike Pelfrey was very good, allowing two runs in 7 1/3 innings and striking out five. Pedro Feliciano and Brian Stokes downed a batter each before giving way to K-Rod, who got the win a day after he took a loss.
Since Wright is now on the disabled list, the Mets called up infielder Andy Green from Triple-A Buffalo. Here is the rest of the official release:
FLUSHING, N.Y., August 16, 2009 – The New York Mets today announced that they have placed third baseman David Wright on the 15-Day Disabled List with post-concussion symptoms (headaches) and have selected the contract of infielder Andy Green from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. Green will wear #29 and will be available for tomorrow night’s game vs. San Francisco.
Wright stayed last night at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan after being examined by a neurologist. He was released this morning after being re-evaluated by a neurologist.
Green, 32, was hitting .270 (33-122) with six doubles, one triple, three home runs and 14 RBI in 35 games for the Bisons this year. Green was on the Disabled List from May 3rd-July 19th and missed 68 games with a fractured left thumb. The 5-10, 178-pounder batted .267 (12-45) with two home runs and five RBI in 20 games during Spring Training with the Mets. He was signed by the Mets as a minor league free agent on July 2, 2008.
Green hit .199 (45-226) with five doubles, one triple, two home runs, and 12 RBI in 136 career major league games with the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2004-2006.
The Mets’ 40-man roster now stands at 39.