Jeremy Hefner allowed three runs – two earned – in six innings of work, earning his second win of the season.
Juan Lagares had three hits, two of which were doubles and one of which gave the Mets the lead in the top of the sixth inning.
David Wright delivered an RBI single in the in the fourth inning, and Eric Young got his first two RBI as a Met with a two-out, two-run single in the fifth inning.
The Mets got scoreless and hitless relief work from Scott Rice, Carlos Torres, and Bobby Parnell.
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Michael Baron, ContributorHefner pitched another nice game tonight, and actually got a win to show for his good work. He gave up a lot of hits and while he fell victim to some poor defense again, he limited the walks and didn’t allow anything after the second inning. He had great breaking stuff going tonight and worked the hitters inside, especially to Ryan Howard and Chase Utley. That helped to keep them from extended their arms and kept the ball in the park as a result. He has earned a stay in the rotation and, for now at least, he doesn’t have to worry about competing for a spot.
Lagares is developing into a very interesting piece for the Mets. It looks like the light could be coming on for him and he’s gotten some big hits in some big spots lately. I’d like to see what he can do against right-handed pitching, but he is handling lefties well at this point and showing he can at least be a stable option in a platoon role.
The Mets won, so it wasn’t a big deal in the end, but what the hell was second base umpire Adrian Johnson thinking in the ninth inning? He had the right call originally when Eric Young beat the throw to second base on the double play attempt, and then changed his call to the wrong one and called Young out almost immediately. Then, he seemed to look clueless when Terry Collins argued the call. The league is seemingly close to implementing a wider scale replay system for umpires, but that just band-aids the bigger issue. The umpires simply need to get better, get into better position on calls, focus, and ask for help when they’re not sure of a play. What happened tonight (and on many other nights around the league) was ridiculous, cannot and should not happen at the Major League level. Period, end of story…
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The Mets will look for the series victory against the Phillies tomorrow afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, with Dillon Gee facing Jonathan Pettibone at 4:05 pm.