Carlos Torres allowed two runs in six innings, lowering his ERA to 3.36 for the year.
LaTroy Hawkins recorded his 100th career save with a scoreless ninth inning.
Wilfredo Tovar delivered a single in the seventh inning which tied the game, and the Mets took the lead on the same play thanks to an error by Domonic Brown in left field.
Juan Lagares had three hits including a run scoring double in the eighth inning.
The Mets are now an even .500 on the road with a 39-39 record.
The Mets finished with a 34-42 record against National League East opponents this season.
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Michael Baron, ContributorCliff Lee was on top of his game today, but Carlos Torres pitched equally as well and the Mets took advantage of some lazy and uninspiring play by the Phillies.
Good for Tovar, and what a spot to get his first big league hit. It tied and gave the Mets the lead thanks to a poor defensive play by Domonic Brown in left field, and knocked the Phillies back on their heals. Not bad for a guy who was sitting at home in Venezuela just a few days ago…
Torres was splendid today, and once again did a nice job campaigning for a roster spot next season. He isn’t going to wow anyone with his stuff, but he’s predictable and serviceable and easy to root for. He has certainly shown he is a capable option to be a swing man next season, although it remains to be seen if the Mets explore other options first.
I know there are a lot of fans rooting for the Mets to have a protected pick and pool money. It’s important for this team, but so is winning. There really is no balance for this situation, in the end. I hope one day soon a sweep of the Phillies in September doesn’t have such implications, and they play an important role for a playoff spot instead…
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra
The Mets head to Cincinnati to open a three-game series with the Reds tomorrow night at Great American Ballpark, with Aaron Harang facing Johnny Cueto at 7:10 PM.