Willie Harris did it again.
Rod Barajas, pinch hitting in the bottom of the ninth Saturday, crushed the first pitch from Matt Capps for a blistering line drive into leftfield, but Harris, in a do-or-die effort, laid out to snare the ball inches above the grass.
The Mets have seen this much too often with Harris. Back in 2008, Harris made a game-ending diving grab in the ninth to rob Ryan Church. A year earlier, while with the Braves, he reached above Shea's leftfield wall to rob Carlos Delgado of a certain home run in a 7-6 Mets loss.
"It's nothing with me or those guys," Harris said. "I think, when you have 5,000, 10,000 people out there calling you all kinds of names and saying all kinds of things - which aren't nice - you've got to find some way to make 'em hush. In my mind, I'm saying, 'You better not hit that ball to me,' because that's the thing that gets me going on defense. I'm glad I made the play. I'm glad we won the game."