Final Score: Mets 5 Phillies 2

The Mets (16-13) defeated the Phillies (14-16) by the score of 5-3 tonight in Philadelphia.

For a complete recap and box score, check out SNY.TV.

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  • Jordany Valdespin hit a pinch hit go-ahead, three-run homerun in the ninth inning off Jonathan Papelbon.
  • David Wright was 1-for-3, including a game-tying two run double off Roy Halladay in the sixth inning.
  • Jon Niese allowed two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out five over five innings pitched.
  • Frank Francisco pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save in the Mets last three games.
  • The Mets bullpen pitched four scoreless innings in relief of Niese, including 1.2 innings from Bobby Parnell.
  • Josh Thole left the game in the eighth inning with an upper body injury after a collision with Ty Wigginton at home plate.

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Matthew Cerrone: This game was an outstanding game, and a HUGE win for this team. I love the fight these guys are showing this season, not just in games, but during the overall season. Saturday, I was in fear they’d fall below .500. Today, they’re three up, they’ve won three in a row, and last night they fought back – after being shut down by Roy Halladay for most of the night.

Hat’s off to Parnell, who has done a terrific job this year. He’s really gotten his career together, and I’m beyond impressed so far. Last night, he pitched in two innings and kept the Mets in it, following a rocky start from Niese, who again just didn’t have ‘it.’

The game ball has to go to Valdespin, who scooped out a pitch down and in to send it over the right-field fence. Mike Nickeas must get credit as well, battling to rope a double down the left field line with two outs, which allowed Valdespin to get to the plate.

Again, fun game, huge win, and nice work by the Mets…

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W.B. Mason Post Game Extra: