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Too Legit To Quit: Mets 6, Phillies 3

It's funny: on Tuesday night, even when the Mets led 7-0, I had little doubt they would find a way to blow the game. Yet last night, trailing by a run in the eighth, I thought there was no way they'd ever win. Well, they won, they're back in first place, and the disaster of the previous night is all but forgotten. For better or worse.

Johan Santana wasn't at his best, and the Mets' offense was mostly held in check by Kyle Kendrick. Down 3-1 in the sixth, Carlos Delgado put the rest of the team on his back and solo homer-ed the Mets back in the game, knotting the game at three when he poked his second longball of the game over the short porch in left with two outs in the eighth. The Mets' offense erupted for three more runs that inning, and a trio of Met relievers combined to pitch two perfect innings to close things out.

The Mets have a *gasp* day off Thursday before heading to Florida for three games against the Marlins, featuring Instant Replay™.

Big winners: Carlos Delgado, +43.5% WPA, Carlos Beltran, +11.1% WPA
Big losers: Luis Castillo, -15.8% WPA, David Wright, -10.4% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Murph!, +26.6% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Howard two-run dink, -18.0% WPA
Total pitcher WPA: +9.5%
Total batter WPA: +40.5%
GWRBI: Daniel Murphy

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by LOUtheMETfan; his effort in the game thread embiggens us all.

Name # of Posts
LOUtheMETfan 99
BobbyV_Incognito 97
Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright 66
Simons 64
pingel 38
kingcritical 32
JoshNY 28
johnnyapple 18
Prince 16
kendynamo 12
mmxii 8
Shomov 4
DoctorK16 3
BlackOps 2
anonymous 1
gogomets 1