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Game Recap: Duda Walk-Off Homer Wins It for Mets

By Chris Schubert

The Mets and Astros dueled in game 161 of the season. A pitchers duel broke out, and in the end it was a Lucas Duda walk-off that earned the Mets a victory.

Game Highlights

The pitching of both teams carried most of the way.

Rafael Montero for the Mets and Samuel Deduno for the Astros led the way, with the bullpens keeping both teams off the scoreboard.

What looked like to be the only run of the game came in the 6th inning off of a Jason Castro RBI double.

In the 9th, with two outs, Lucas Duda would send the fans home happy with a two-run walk off home run.

Other Notes

Rafael Montero pitched strongly this evening. His final line was: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 6 SO and 2 BB on 91 pitches.

Big thing for Montero was attacking hitters, throwing strikes and getting ahead in the count. What plagued him throughout his rookie season was his control, losing hitters and having a high pitch count. Nice to see him end his 2014 season on a high note. Hopefully it carries over to next season.

Lucas Duda has proven that he can hit for a ton of power. Would be awesome to see him get home-run number 30 tomorrow.

The bullpen, as I’ve said numerous times this season, kept the Mets in the game and they returned the favor with a walk-off.

The Mets aren’t going through the motions here at the end of the season, they are clawing and fighting to get every victory. Maybe this momentum will carry over into next season.

It’s been a pleasure writing these recaps each and every week and I appreciate all of you that take the time to read these. It was my first season doing anything of this kind, so there were some bumps in the road but I can’t wait for next season to start up so we can do this again.

Player of the Game: Lucas Duda, who’s 29th home-run of the season walked off and gave the Mets a 2-1 victory.

Next Up:

The Mets and Astros finish up the 2014 season tomorrow with Bartolo Colon going against Nick Tropeano.