Found July 06, 2012 on MetsOnline:
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 the season. R.A. Dickey pitched seven innings, however did not look like his usual self. Dickey gave up 5 earned runs, but still gave the Mets seven innings and did keep them in the game. The Mets won the game on a walk-off, bases loaded, texas leaguer (bloop single) off the bat of the great David Wright. Daniel Murphy tied the game in the at-bat before Wright, which was a hit right back at Papelbon that hit off of him and it rolled to far away from him to make a play.

Papelbon stops fan from climbing into bullpen

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...

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Amid Trade Rumors, Cole Hamels Takes on R.A. Dickey as Phillies, Mets Close Series

Since Cole Hamels last took the mound and was a hard-luck loser to Mark Buehrle and the Miami Marlins, the Phillies have one just once, and trade rumors have swirled around the 28 year-old lefthander.   In 2012 Hamels is currently 10-4 with a 3.08 ERA and will be representing the Phillies in the National League for the annual All-Star game on Tuesday in Kansas City.  This will...

Mets 6, Phillies 5

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...

Game Preview: Mets vs Phillies 7:10 PM EDT

The New York Mets will take on the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at 7:10 PM EDT. Tonight is the rubber game of this three-game series. Tonight’s Lineups: Mets Thurs. lineup vs. Philly: Tejada-SS, Murphy-2B, Wright-3B, Hairston-LF, Duda-RF, Davis-1B, Thole-C, Nieuwenhuis-CF, Dickey-RHP — New York Mets (@Mets) July 5, 2012 Tonight’s Pitching Probables: R.A. Dickey (12-1, 2...

Gameday: Phillies (37-46) at Mets (44-38)

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Phils' ugly loss balanced by news of Howard's possible return

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David's Dagger

So it wasn't the sweep I had hoped for. But two out of three with a two-out rally is the next best thing. And I'll gladly take it. The first thing to realize is that while R.A. Dickey's numbers will look like solid line drives in the boxscore, a bunch of the eleven hits he gave up tonight were bloops and bleeders. It was a combination of Dickey having an off night...
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