PHILADELPHIA -- New York Mets third baseman David Wright knew he was helpless to throw out Peter Bourjos on what became a game-ending infield single. The grounder down the line was pulling Wright in the wrong direction and gave him no chance to put anything on his throw to first base. Freddy Galvis scored on the play and the Philadelphia Phillies produced a 5-4, walk-off victory in the 11th inning Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.
The Mets nonetheless took two of three games in the series.
"He's one of the fastest guys in the game," Wright said about Bourjos. "I was able to make a good throw -- just not nearly in time. I know, obviously, the hitter. I know the situation. I've got to try to make a throw in case he slips out of the box or stumbles somehow. I know the chances of getting him out on that play are pretty impossible unless he slips out of the box or stumbles somehow on the way to first."
Galvis had produced a one-out double against Hansel Robles. The Mets then intentionally walked David Lough with first base open. A wild pitch by Robles, on the opposite side of the plate from where catcher Travis d'Arnaud was expecting the fastball, allowed the runners to advance. Emmanuel Burriss popped out too shallow for Galvis to tag, but Bourjos followed with the deciding infield single.
"I still should have caught the ball," d'Arnaud said about the wild pitch. "If I catch that ball, it's runners on first and second and we would have had a better chance to win."