Ok so wow. Johan Santana finally got some run support, but it didn't mean a flip since the bullpen detonated in the eighth inning as the bases got loaded and Todd Helton hit a two-out pinch hit grand slam to tie the game at four and force extras. Then the Mets eked out a run in the 10th only for Francisco to serve up a solo homer to Carlos Gonzalez. Then the Mets got one more run in the 11th and Ramon Ramirez was able to close the door and secure the series victory for the Mets.
It's nice to leave Colorado and head to Houston (the reason all the Mets dressed like cowboys for the flight and THAT PICTURE MY GOD), and be out of a park where no lead feels safe. Also, goddamn, that Rockies lineup, especially with Scutaro swinging a hot bat this weekend it was like him, Carlos Gonzalez and Tulo all coming up was just bad for business. I am not sorry to not be playing those guys for awhile.
So now the Mets are 13-9 and, thanks to the Nats having trouble with the Dodgers, find themselves just one game out of first behind Washington and the Braves. Dickey tomorrow against the Lee-less Astros! Perfect game incoming!