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New York Mets: Frenchie's Monkey Finally Leaves Back

NEW YORK - JULY 29:  Jeff Francoeur #12 of the New York Mets bats against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 29, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Cardinals 4-0.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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David MarineSenior Writer IAugust 4, 2010

Jeff Francoeur has been abysmal this year. He's been relegated to bench warming duties and rightfully so. But last night, Frenchie finally had a moment in the sun and it couldn't have happened in a better situation.

Jeff Francoeur smacked an opposite field home run not only to help the Mets win a much needed game against the Braves, but he did it in the town he loves, against the team he thought he'd be with for his entire career, and off of the former Mets closer who let up so many game-winning home runs when he was in Queens.

It was the ultimate form of sweet justice and revenge.

I don't know what was the bigger miracle: Frenchie hitting a home run, or Pray Rod pitching a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth. I think I actually saw Pray Rod hit 94 mph on his fastball too.

But let's not get too excited about last night's win. Let's enjoy the moment and move on because a loss tonight put's us in the same position we were just 24 hours earlier, and would ruin the good feelings from yesterday's victory.

On the other hand, a win would be some unbelievable momentum as the Mets head to Philly to phase a depleted Phillie lineup.

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