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Putz Blows Mets’ Chance at Rubber Game

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

So much for it bending our way.

New York pitcher Johan Santana didn't pitch a gem, but he did well enough for a win.  He gave up two runs in the first, including Jorge Cantu's third homer in two games, but pitched shutout ball the next six innings after that.

But the bullpen (a.k.a. J.J. Putz) had different plans. Putz allowed a two-run single to Cody Ross to be the deciding factor as the Mets lost 4-3 Wednesday afternoon and lost the series to the Florida Marlins.

 

The Mets grabbed a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth after Tatis hit his first home run of the year off the railing in left-center field. The play sent the umpires to the "war room" to figure out if it was really gone,...

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