Rank Relief: Brandon Lyon is not effectively wild

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This is one of the worst ways to walk off.  The Mets had the worst team in the league down 1-0 and just needed to shut the door in the bottom of the ninth.  The Mets brought in Jeremy Hefner to do the job but that didn’t seem to work out.  He gave up a single and the Chris Coghlan advanced on the first ball that passed the catcher – error on catcher.  After the speedy Juan Pierre got on base, Brandon Lyon came in but Donovan Solano hit a bloop single to right field to score Coghlan and move Pierre to third.  Then Lyon threw a sweeping pitch that frankly should have been caught but kicked away and Pierre scampered home…walk off wild pitch.  Details below.

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2 hits, 1 walk, 1 passed ball, 1 wild pitch, 2 runs.  Goodnight.