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Mets get lucky, avoid sweep in SF

Blanco calls on baseball to discipline umpire over incident with K-Rod

Updated: July 19, 2010, 12:42 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- For all the complaining by the New York Mets about the umpiring in the ninth inning on Sunday, catcher Henry Blanco admitted this much afterward: Had it not been for plate umpire Phil Cuzzi, the Mets would have suffered their 11th walk-off loss of the season.

In a wild bottom of the ninth inning, in which both managers argued botched calls and Cuzzi jawed with Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez, K-Rod failed to protect a two-run lead for starter Johan Santana. It should have ...

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