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David Wright singled off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the New York Mets to a 6-5 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night that preserved R.A. Dickey's 11-game winning streak.
Daniel Murphy lined a shot off Papelbon's leg for the tying run with two outs, setting the stage for Wright.
Cole Hamels outlasted Dickey in a matchup of All-Stars that fizzled from the start. Hounded by recent trade rumors, Hamels pitched seven gritty innings and had two hits. But the Phillies' suspect bullpen couldn't finish off the win after beating the Mets on Wednesday night.
Ike Davis began the ninth with a double off Papelbon (2-3). Josh Thole sacrificed pinch-runner Ronny Cedeno to third before Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out. Papelbon then hit Jordany Valdespin with a 3-2 pitch and walked Ruben Tejada on a full-count to load the bases.
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If there was a game to watch this summer you have to start with last night’s dramatic come from behind win in the bottom of the 9th . With some incredible pitch selection and of course a 2 out by Mr clutch for the nite David Wright the Mets beat the Phillies last night 6-5.
The win kept r A dickey win streak alive since he was off the hook for a loss. The Phillies seem to have his number
WALK-OFF RECORD: David Wright singled home Jordany Valdespin to give the Mets a 6-5 walkoff win over the Phillies last night. It was Wright’s eighth career walkoff RBI, tying him with Kevin McReynolds for the most in franchise story. Wright’s previous walkoff RBI came on August 7, 2008 when he took San Diego’s Heath Bell deep.
RBI MACHINE: David Wright had four RBI last...
In the home half of last night’s come from behind victory over the Phillies, New York Mets third basemen David Wright capped off the rally with his third hit of the game , a bloop single that dropped just in front of Phillies right fielder Hunter Pence. The two-out RBI single plated Jordany Valdespin from third as the Mets collected their fourth walk-off victory of the year...
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon rushed from his seat to stop a fan from climbing into the bullpen during the seventh inning of Philadelphia's game against Atlanta on Saturday night.
A man wearing a yellow shirt ran onto the field from near the right-field stands and headed directly toward the Phillies' bullpen behind the center-field wall. Once the fan started climbing...
For those of you who missed the first half of the season, you got the gist of things if you tuned in last night’s victory over the Phillies.
David Wright, who delivered the game-winner in the ninth along with hitting a homer, said as much when he indicated the Mets worked every at-bat and utilized every out. No waste for these Mets.
“It seems like all year we’ve had that never...
Final: Phillies 5, Mets 6.
WP: Bobby Parnell (2-1, 2.91 ERA)
LP: Jonathan Papelbon (2-3, 3.45 ERA)
In order for the Philadelphia Phillies to climb out of the hole in the standings that they have dug themselves into, they must start to win as many series as possible in the final remaining months of the season. Tonight, unfortunately, they were not able to do just that.
A TV cameraman made what has to be the most nonchalant one-handed catch of a foul ball this season— and he didn't stop doing his job while grabbing the ball.
During the first inning of the Chicago Cubs-Atlanta Braves game Thursday night at Turner Field, a foul ball was hit in the direction of the cameraman wearing a Braves hat— so you know he works for TBS— on the second...
Valdespin playing LF, Batting 6th
Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 85
NEW YORK -- David Wright's final hit of the night dropped slowly, agonizingly in front of Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Hunter Pence before finally falling to the ground in the bottom of the ninth. When it did, it landed with a thud, much like Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon did a batter before, when he landed on his backside, in his vain attempt to field Daniel Murphy...
A rubbermatch between Cole Hamels and R.A. Dickey sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Hamels and Dickey went head to head tonight in the first game of the season started by double-digit winners. Dickey has an excellent 2012 season so far up his sleeves with two one-hitters, and a miniscule ERA to match his 12-1 record.
He would prove to be no match for the Phillies.
The New York Mets came back in the 9th inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 6-5. The Mets are now seven games over .500, with three games left until the all-star break.
Winning Pitcher: Bobby Parnell (2-1, 2.91) was the winning pitcher for the Mets tonight.
Losing Pitcher: Jonathan Papelbon (2-3, 3.45) first blew the save, and then received his third loss of...
Leading it off
Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 82:
Ruben Tejada, SS
Daniel Murphy, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Scott Hairston, LF
Lucas Duda, RF
Ike Davis, 1B
Andres Torres, CF
Mike Nickeas, C
Chris Young, RHP
The New York Mets (44-37) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (36-46) last night by a score of 11-1. The Mets now find themselves alone in second place in the NL East, 3.5 GB the Nationals.
Winning Pitcher: Jon Niese (7-3, 3.35) pitched eight innings, allowing one run on three hits and two walks. However, he only had three strikeouts, which is rare for Niese when he pitches a...
The Philadelphia Phillies' 2012 season sank to a new low on Thursday at Citi Field. All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon, who had reeled off 17 straight saves to begin his Phillies career, blew his second save opportunity in his last three chances in a 6-5 loss to the Mets. The defeat put the Phils a season-high 13 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East...
Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
N.Y. Mets (44-37) «13020302x11150
W: J. Niese (7-3) L: V. Worley (4-5)
HR: PHI - C. Ruiz (12) NYM - D. Wright (10)
Jon Niese tossed eight strong innings and chipped in with two RBI as the New York Mets pounded the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-1, in the opener of a three-game series...