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Long Time Coming

Fistbumps, and lots of them, for David Wright. And I guess we should give one to Pedro Feliciano too.

* This was the 137th time in Mets history in which the Mets won a road game by scoring to win in the 9th inning. It was the fourth such win of the season, the first since May 23, 2009, when Omir Santos hit a two-run home run to beat Jonathan Papelbon and the Red Sox.

* It's the first time they've won in that fashion in Philadelphia since a 1-0 win on May 23, 2002, on Mark Johnson's ninth-inning double.

* It's the seventh time that the Mets came from behind in the 9th inning to win IN THE 9th inning in Philadelphia, the first since September 3, 2001, when they scored five runs in the 9th inning to beat the Phillies, 10-7.

* It's the second straight year that the Mets beat the Phillies, 10-9, in Philadelphia. They also won in Philly on July 7, 2008, and July 25, 1990. The latter is best known for being the game in which Bob Murphy yelled "They win the damn thing!" after the Mets got the last out.

* It's only the second time in David Wright's career that he hit a go-ahead, deficit-erasing home run in the eighth inning or later. His other was a three-run home run in the eighth inning against the Marlins on July 9, 2006. The Mets trailed 5-4 at the time, and ended up winning, 7-6.

* Wright's eighth-inning homer vs Brett Myers gave him four against Myers, matching his most against any pitcher. He also has four against Livan Hernandez, Brad Penny, and Horacio Ramirez.

* Wright's two home runs were the 5,998th and 5,999th in Mets regular season history. Wright has 140, 5th-most in Mets history, 14 behind Dave Kingman for fourth.

* Wright's six RBI gave him a trio of six-RBI games. Wright, Dave Kingman, and Robin Ventura share the Mets record for 6+ RBI games, with three.

* The six RBI also tied the Mets record for most RBI by a Met against the Phillies. Frank Thomas (1962) and Mike Piazza (2002) shared that mark, though both occurences came in Mets losses.

True Metscreants know...This was the fourth game in Mets history in which they went an entire game without striking out or walking. The other three, all losses, came in 1980 (at Expos), 1982 (at Pirates), 1993 (at Braves).


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