David Wright capped an exciting game with a game-winning RBI single off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning. Our man David was regaled with chants of "M-V-P!" during the post-game interview as Mets fans everywhere basked in the glory of the Flushing Nine's comeback triumph over the hated Phillies! Woo-hoo!
The Mets entered the ninth inning trailing 5-4 but rallied behind some high quality plate appearances. Ike Davis started things off with a pretty opposite-field double. Josh Thole followed with a successful but ill-advised sacrifice bunt to set up strikeout-machine Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who predictably struck out. Pinch hitter Jordany Valdespin came up and got drilled by a Papelbon offering. Ruben Tejada then worked an eight-pitch walk, setting up Daniel Murphy with the bases loaded. The Irish Hammer came through with an infield single off Papelbon's foot, driving in pinch-runner Ronny Cedeno with the trying run. The game ended one pitch later with Wright's bloop hit to right field. Good night the lights.
We knew it was over when...
Wright drove in Valdespin from third base with a line-drive-in-the-box-score to win it.
Dunker hits and shoddy Mets defense contributed to Mets starter R.A. Dickey's seven-inning, five-run outing, but it's worth noting that the legend wasn't at his sharpest tonight. His knuckler was up at times and the Phillies took advantage of mistakes. Yet he still struck out seven and walked just one. That's an "off night" for Dickey: a 7:1 K/BB ratio.
Nice job by Terry_is_God; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.
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