NEW YORK– When will the Mets ever lose another home game? It looked like they were on their way to one tonight, but after nine strong innings from Mike Pelfrey, Ike Davis won it in the 11th.

The Padres, entering the Mets’ home with the NL’s best record, took an early lead. Three batters in to the game, the Padres took a 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Adrian Gonzalez.

The Padres wouldn’t score another run for the rest of the game. Just maybe that would be enough for them to win.

The Mets had their chances throughout the game. They stranded two men in the second inning. After Jose Reyes led off the third with a single, Angel Pagan hit into a double play. David Wright had a double in the fourth, but it was wasted. In the fifth, with first and third and two outs, Jason Bay struck out. David Wright singled and stole second in the sixth, but he was left stranded.

Thanks to Mike Pelfrey’s dominance after allowing the run in the first inning, the Mets were in position to come back.

Things got dramatic in the seventh for the Mets. It didn’t start out that way as the first two batters were retired. Then Jose Reyes came up and hit a ball to deep left field, high up the 16′ wall. It initially appeared that the ball cleared the orange line at the top of the fence, but it was reviewed by replay, and the call was a home run, tying the game at 1-1.

Pelfrey would go on to pitch the eighth and ninth, as he received a no-decision. He gave up one run on five hits, walked none and struck out five.

In the Mets’ 10th, with two outs, Angel Pagan hit what was almost the game-winning home run. The ball fell inches short, off the top of the right field fence, and he’d settle for a triple. Jason Bay grounded out to the end the inning. 

Francisco Rodriguez pitched a 1-2-3 10th and the Mets had to try and beat the Padres’ No. 1 ranked bullpen in MLB.

After allowing a leadoff hit in the 11th, Pedro Feliciano was relieved by Elmer Dessens, who got the final out, setting it up for the Mets.

Ike Davis led off the 11th with a walk-off home run, an absolute bomb past the Pepsi Porch in right, handing the Mets yet another home victory; they are now 23-9 at Citi Field.

The Mets have won nine consecutive games at home, and move to 31-27 on the season.

They’ve gone 4-0 on this home stand, and will try and win this series against San Diego with Johan Santana on the mound, opposing Mat Latos tomorrow night.

Series probable pitchers:

June 9
New York: Johan Santana (2010: 4-2, 2.76 ERA) vs. San Diego: Mat Latos (2010: 5-4, 3.26 ERA)
June 10
New York: Jon Niese (2010: 2-2, 4.28 ERA) vs. San Diego: Jon Garland (2010: 6-3, 2.68 ERA)

Upcoming schedule:

New York Mets:
June 9-10 vs. San Diego Padres
June 11-13 @ Baltimore Orioles

San Diego Padres:
June 9-10 @ New York Mets
June 11-13 vs. Seattle Mariners

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