Monday, May 28, 2012

Wiggington blast puts game out of reach, Acosta out of town.

I’ll remember Manny Acosta fondly for throwing me the game ball after the magical game in Detroit last year.

Alas, glorious moments have been few this year, and the three-run bomb served up to Ty Wiggington appears to be his final act as a Met.

Credit these injured and feisty Mets for hanging tough with the Phillies, with David Wright moving to shortstop after Justin Turner went down with a sprained ankle and two-run blasts from Vinny Rotino and Scott Hairston.

The Phils scored again in the eighth, and the Mets wasted a lead-off double. But hopes of a walk-off win were dashed after Acosta turned the game into an ugly 8-4 rout.

That brought out the Mobile Gnome of Defeat, seen here with Melissa and Angela at the Lansing Lugnuts’ ballpark.

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