Ike Davis delievered a go-ahead run scoring double with one out in the sixth inning.
John Buck delivered two hits, including a run scoring single in the sixth inning, and Juan Lagares also drove in a run in the sixth inning with a sac fly.
Carlos Torres allowed a run and two walks in six innings and drove a run home with a single in the third inning.
LaTroy Hawkins delivered a scoreless inning of relief in the eighth inning, and Bobby Parnell rebounded to earn his 19th save of the season.
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Michael Baron, Contributor
This was a strong response to last night’s heartbreaking loss. I feel like in recent years the Mets would have folded their tents and gone through the motions the day after a loss like that, but this is a different team with a different energy, and that bodes well for the foundation of the team going forward.
Torres was playing with fire early in this game, hanging curveballs, throwing lifeless fastballs, and was working in and out of trouble pretty much over the first four innings. But he was able to keep his pitch count reasonable, he didn’t walk many batters, and he gave the Mets six innings and certainly everything that can be expected of him tonight. When he was called up, there was a lot of criticism over the Mets cutting Collin McHugh to make room for him, but Torres has been great since he came up.
I’m happy Ike was able to come through with a big hit in a big spot tonight. This is a lost season for him and he hasn’t had anything to be pleased about, but he hit a ball hard for a change and was right in the middle of that sixth inning tonight. I’m just hoping this was the start of a positive trend for him – the Mets need him, badly.
It’s nice to see John Buck using the middle and opposite field lately. He still swings at everything and early, but he has a better approach and it’s paying dividends for him despite the lack of power.
Juan Lagares has really been impressive lately. He has shown some power, but today he did the little things with a single and a sac fly to contribute to the win. He also saved a run with a great throw to the plate early in this game. He’s emerging as a legit option for this outfield, be it as a primary player or even a fourth outfielder in the future…
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra
The Mets continue their series with the Braves tomorrow night at Citi Field, with Jeremy Hefner facing Tim Hudson at 7:10 pm.