The New York Mets 2012 Game Recap: Mets beat Phillies 5-2

I went to sleep last night with the Mets in the lead and I woke up to discover the Metropolitan’s held on to beat the Sillies by a score of 5-2 behind the outstanding pitching of R.A. Dickey and a first inning two run bomb by Jason Bay on a crisp cool night at Citizens Bank Park.

Yes, you read that correctly. Jason Bay hit a monster shot off Cliff Lee for his first home run of the season. He also struck out twice. Enough said there.

R.A. Dickey won his second game in as many starts last night and I’m happy for him. Even if he were to leave NY and pitch for another team I would always root for him. He pitched really well last night and in 14 straight starts where he’s lasted at least 6 innings and given up less then three earned runs.

Image from Metsblog.com

Ruben Tejada continued to hold his own batting lead-off. He’s my favorite Met this year.

Scott Hairston went yard with a bomb of his own to seal the deal.

Daniel Murphy booted another ball last night. Fortunately for him he can rake because that’s the only reason the Irish Hammer is playing second base.

David Wright was held out of the lineup again last night and I wonder what the deal is? If he can’t swing a bat then he needs to go to the Disabled List. Hopefully we’ll know more today regarding his status.

All in all it was a good night to be a Met fan.

Later today Jonathon Niese takes the hill and hopefully he throws as well as he did against the Braves last Sunday!

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