Reyes HR Lifts Mets Over Phillies 6-3

Mets starting pitcher John Maine made a big leap forward, going seven innings for the win for the first time since May in Los Angeles. Maine only had 104 pitches in the start which had been the problem for him over the past couple of months. Too many pitches over too few innings caused him to be on the bench early.

Damion Easley was 3 for 5 with 1 R and 1 RBI, and Brian Schneider was 2 for 4 with 1 R. But the biggest hit by far was Jose Reyes going deep off Ryan Madson in the sixth inning for a three run homer that un-tied the game. And it turned out to be the winner.

Billy Wagner was back from his one game injury. He shut the door on the ninth inning where the rest of the Mets bullpen had failed the night before.

The Mets move back into a tie with the Phillies for first place in the NL East, with the Florida Marlins one game back.

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