— Days Without Shea —

Those who read this blog regularly know we don't usually regularly write about actual Met games. There are hundreds of other blogs on the daily beat so we waste focus our time on more cerebral matters, like Shea Stadium's great rock & roll history.

But last night's game was one of the most fun to watch all year. A rag-tag lineup against Halladay and the once mighty Phillies. After an uneven start, Jon Niese hung tough with the Phil's starter and the Mets earned back two runs to tie the score.

The bullpen held the lead, thanks to Josh Thole holding the ball after a home plate collision with ex-Met Ty Wigginton. But it would be rookie Jordany Valdespin who stopped the presses with his first home run, a three-run blast in the 9th to put the game out of reach.

Not sure where this team will end up in September (and I probably jinxed it today) but I never expected the Mets to be three games over .500 and in third place in May. These guys are fun to watch again.

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