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Mets 1, Phillies 0: Santana Bests Hamels, Francoeur Contributes Positively

Johan Santana might not have outpitched Cole Hamels tonight -- Santana struck out six while walking three, Hamels struck out 11 while walking none -- but he bested him where it counts. A solo home run by Jeff Francoeur in the seventh inning accounted for the only run in a 1-0 Mets victory which, following Alex Cora's release prior to the game, might only have been the second best thing to happen to the club today.

Poem by Howard Megdal

In second straight game, Johan inspires bliss
By returning to inducing the swing and a miss
Francoeur homers, making his vultures restless
Though we're happy tonight that Cora's gone vestless