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Game Recap: Mets top Phillies 5-3 in series finale

By Danny Abriano

The Mets came back from a late 2-1 deficit as they topped the Phillies on Monday afternoon in Philadelphia.

Game Recap:

David Wright got the Mets on the board in the fourth when his RBI single gave them a 1-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth, Jon Niese gave the lead right back when he served up a two-run homer to Darin Ruf that made it 2-1 Phillies.

The Mets fought back in the top of the seventh, tying the game on a Matt den Dekker RBI double and taking a 5-2 lead on the strength of a three-run home run off the bat of Anthony Recker.

Jeurys Familia was called on in the bottom of the eighth for a four-out save and close the game and series victory out.


  • Jon Niese was solid in seven innings of work, holding the Phillies to two runs.
  • Anthony Recker drilled a game-deciding three-run homer in the seventh.
  • Matt den Dekker continued to do a solid job at the plate, going 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk.

Next Up:

The Mets open a three-game series with the Nationals on Tuesday at Citi Field at 7:10 PM.

The Mets have yet to announce who will oppose Doug Fister, but it’s expected to be Rafael Montero.