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Game ends on bad bounce

7/18/2012

WASHINGTON -- Terry Collins summoned Pedro Beato into a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the bottom of the 10th with the score tied to face Tyler Moore.

Pedro Beato

Pedro Beato

#27 RP
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM5
  • W0

  • L0

  • BB1

  • K4

  • ERA4.50

The game ended without Moore having to put the ball in play.

Ahead in the count 1-2, Beato send a curveball skipping past catcher Josh Thole and to the backstop. Ryan Zimmerman scored the winning run on the wild pitch in the Nats' 5-4, 10-inning victory Tuesday.

The Mets lost last season in Atlanta when D.J. Carrasco had a walk-off balk.

The last time the Mets had a walk-off wild pitch?

That would be May 13, 2010, against the Marlins at Sun Life Stadium, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Fernando Nieve uncorked the wild pitch that day.

"I've got to block it," Thole said. "That's the bottom line. I was ready to block it. I just didn't get it done."

Said Beato: "I tried to get it down … on the floor, so he can swing over it. And I yanked a little too far. Unfortunately, Thole wasn't able to get to it and it got away from him. … If I get a ball on the ground in the infield, I get out of it. If I strike that guy out, we get out of it. We're still tied. We have a chance to come back and get them."