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Mets 5, Phillies 2: Jordany Valdespin's Three-Run Homer Leads Mets Past Phillies

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Valde-spectacular!
Valde-spectacular!

Jon Niese gave up plenty of hits and issued four walks in five innings of work, but the Phillies only got a pair of runs against him. Still, the Mets were down two runs with Roy Halladay on the mound, but that didn't matter once David Wright hit a two-run, two-out double off Halladay in the sixth inning.

We knew it was over when...

Jordany Valdespin hit a three-run home run against Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning. It was the first hit of his major league career.

What else?

For the second day in a row, one of the Mets' starting position players left the game early because of injury. Josh Thole tagged out Ty Wigginton on a play at the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Wigginton collided with Thole's head. It didn't look good, but Thole left the field under his own power.

Game Thread Roll Call

Nice job by CTRefJay; his effort in the gamethread embiggens us all.

Num Name # of Posts
1 CTRefJay 177
2 MetsFan4Decades 154
3 Joveoak 112
4 astromets 103
5 Spike Davis 102
6 BurleighGrimes 97
7 Hoyadestroya85 87
8 Russ 76
9 fxcarden 76
10 aparkermarshall 76