Rookie Jordany Valdespin Belts A Pinch Hit Home Run In Mets 5-2 Comeback Win

An article by posted on May 8, 2012

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, he did strikeout twice. Speaking of two strikeouts, our new shortstop Turner went 0-4 with two Ks.

Jordany Valdespin becomes the new Omir Santos with a three run shot off Papelbon in the ninth to give the Mets the lead and eventually the win.

Niewenhuis, Thole, Nickeas, and Murphy all with a hit each.

Notes

Josh Thole came out of the game after a home plate collision with Ty Wigginton. He took a shoulder to the head and came out of the game, but was able to walk off on his own.

Mets snap a eight game losing streak when Halladay starts.

Game Ball

Jordany Valdespin with a pinch hit three-run jack to win it for the Mets.

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Miguel Batista starts game two against the Phillies’ Joe Blanton. Game time is 7:05 PM.

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