Jeurys Familia and Scott Atchison each threw a scoreless inning of relief with one strikeout. According to the gang at MetsBlog, Terry Collins told reporters that Familia will be headed right back to Vegas to continue his rehab.
SS Philip Evans drove home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth on a hanging slider. After the game, the 20-year-old told the Savannah Morning News:
“He threw a hanging slider, and I was able to get good wood on it. It’s been a rough season of ups and downs, mostly downs. So that definitely felt good. I hope it gets me back in a groove of playing at the level I feel I can play at.
“I got a little frustrated last night and let that take over. But I realized I needed to be there with my team to finish that game. I stayed focused tonight.”
Evans (.186/.269/.244 – 46 gms) was ejected Friday, and grounded out with the bases loaded in the seventh Saturday, so his game-winner had to feel especially rewarding for him.
DH Kevin Plawecki (.358/.438/.600 – 45 gms) was 0-for-4 to snap his consecutive games on base streak at 34. TRAID. Or PROMOAT.
Jake Kuebler, a converted position player, made his first career start and was solid: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.