Result: The Mets turned the tables on the Phillies on Saturday with a 5-4 win 14 innings in Philadelphia.
Need to know: David Wright’s RBI single in the 14th scoring Ruben Tejada was the difference for the Mets in Philadelphia. The Mets led 4-0 on Jacob deGrom’s pitching, but squandered the lead late. The Phillies scored three in the seventh, chasing deGrom, then tied the game in the ninth on a Dominic Brown single off Jeurys Familia. The Mets rallied in the 14th off Phillies’ reliever Antonio Bastardo with Mets’ Tejada leading off with a walk. He came around to score on Wright’s single. In the bottom of the 14th, Carlos Torres got out of a 1st and 2nd and no outs jam, eventually striking out Chase Utley to secure the save. Buddy Carlyle, just added to the team earlier on Saturday, pitched three scoreless innings and gave up only two hits for his first win of the season. Tejada had three hits and drove in two runs for the Mets.
Game ball: Carlyle is a journey-man reliever who came off the plane to pitch three high-stress scoreless innings in relief giving up only two hits for the win. Honorable mention to deGrom, who struck out 11 and was impressive in a no-decision.
What’s next: The Mets and Phillies continue their five-game series on Sunday at 1:35 p.m.