Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/8/12
Rookie Jordany Valdespin delivers a pinch hit three-run homer to put the Mets up 5-3. Recap Jon Niese had himself another good start despite only going five innings and being plagued with four walks. He gave up two runs in the first two innings, but was able to throw zeroes until he was taken out for a pinch hitter. Niese needs to stay in the game. He goes five innings, allowing two runs on four hits, four walks and five strikeouts. He walks away with a no decision. Manny Acosta pitches a one-two-three inning with a K. Parnell pitched a shaky 1.2 innings with four hits and one walk but was able to walk away without allowing a run to score. Byrdak finishes off the eighth inning with a strikeout. Frank Francisco pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout and his eighth save. David Wright continues to be the non-patch captain of the team with a two-out, two run double to tie the game for the Mets. Ike Davis ends an 0-12 skid with a base hit and drew a walk in the ninth. However, ...
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