Found May 07, 2012 on Mets Fever:
The New York Mets (16-13) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (14-16) tonight behind the most unlikely of circumstance. In a game in which everything that could have gone wrong, didn't, the Mets overcame a two-run deficit against Roy Halladay, came out on the right side of two key defensive plays and escaped two consecutive jams all before Jordany Valdespin delivered a pinch-hit, three-run go ahead shot in the top of the 9th against Jonathan Papelbon, who hadn't allowed a hit with runners in scoring position this year.On Memorial Day weekend in 2009, Jonathan Papelbon, still a member of the Red Sox, entered the game in the top of the 9th inning looking to record a save against the injury riddled New York Mets. Unfortunately for him, Omir Santos had other plans. With 2 outs, Santos blasted a ball deep off the Green Monster that, upon review, was called a home run. The shot would win the Mets the game, and up until tonight was the one poor performance by the All-Star closer aga...
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