Mets' desperation moves pay off

Terry Collins managed Sunday like it was a Game 7, and guess what? It worked

Updated: April 18, 2011, 2:52 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ATLANTA -- New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez suggested describing Sunday's 3-2 win against the Atlanta Braves as the most important victory of the season was overstating the importance, but K-Rod appeared in the minority in that regard -- even in his own clubhouse.

After Terry Collins used two starting pitchers in relief and his team snapped a seven-game losing streak, the first-year Mets manager concluded: "It's our biggest win so far, I can tell you that. We've got to get ...

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