Scott Erickson, one-time awful Mets pitcher (he was the Jose Lima of 2004) now pitching for the Yankees. They double-switch here, taking A-Rod out of the game and put Cairo at third. That might have been a blessing in disguise for the Yankees, because now if they need to score a run late in the game, they might have somebody who can get him home.
Delgado bats, as a shot of Billy Wagner warming up in the bullpen is shown. If you're a Mets fan, that had to give you at least a few butterflies. Delgado pops it up to right, and Melky Cabrera has trouble with it, but Damon makes the catch for the first out. David Wright now up, trying to put an insurance run across home plate. Wright hits one to shallow center, and Damon and Cano narrowly avoid colliding with each other in center. Unfortunately, Cano makes the play, and even more unfortunately, they don't collide. Two outs, Chavez up. He strikes out. Erickson gets the 1-2-3 inning. This guy absolutely blew as a Met, and he does what no Met pitcher has done yet so far tonight, and get through an inning without a baserunner. Oh well, Wagner will pitch the ninth. Say a prayer.
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