Did Willie Harris and Fukey just save the Braves season?
Willie Harris had some decent moments in Atlanta, including a 6-hit game that Jerome Jurenovich curiously named his greatest Braves memory. My favorite Willie moment just happened.
The Mets entered the 9th down by four runs. Willie works the count full before drawing a lead-off walk. Nick Evans reaches after hitting a grounder to short, booted by our old pal Fukey. What should’ve been a double play becomes one of two plays involving ex-Braves that preserved the local nine’s playoff hopes.
With the game tied at 6, Fernando Salas comes in and fans David Wright for the second out. Up comes Willie. Down to his last strike, Willie singles to right, scoring two. Mets take an 8-6 lead and the Cards go down feebly in the 9th.