In the bottom of the fifth inning, Mets catcher Anthony Recker hit a chopper to shortstop with runners on first and second. The ball took a wayward carom off the glove of a charging Hernan Perez, and it looked at first as if the Mets would be set up with the bases loaded.
Of course, the ball bounced perfectly toward the bag, where second baseman Andrew Romine was waiting. Romine grabbed it with his bare hand as he stepped on second base, and turned two.
- Molly Geary