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Final Score: Mets 6, Phillies 5—Recker, Herrera come up big

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The Mets held on to beat the Phillies.

Jim McIsaac

The Mets defeated the Phillies this afternoon, as Dillon Gee was decent, Anthony Recker hit a big three-run home run, and Dilson Herrera drove in what turned out to be the game-winning run on a chopper up the middle in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Ryan Howard doubled to score the game’s first run in the fourth, but in the fifth, the Mets tied the game on a Matt den Dekker single and took a 2-1 lead on a David Wright single. Howard hit a solo home run to re-tie the game in the sixth, but Recker answered with his go-ahead bomb in the bottom of that inning.

The Phillies scored once in the seventh and once in the eighth before Herrera plated the Mets’ sixth run in the bottom of the eighth. And Philadelphia scored once against Jenrry Mejia in the ninth, too, but Mejia was able to finish the game without blowing the lead.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

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