The Mets took the series from the Padres with a 3-1 win over the Padres on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.
Need to Know: Daisuke Matsuzaka left after the first inning with a “severe upset stomach,” and Carlos Torres saved the day with a stellar four innings of work for the win giving up three hits, one run and striking out four. Vic Black tossed two scoreless innings. Jenrry Mejia (7 saves) got his first two-inning save. Curtis Granderson returned to the lineup after missing three straight starts. He had two hits, including a home run, and was on base four times.
Game ball: Torres, who came on in an emergency situation and went four innings. He gave up three hits, facing 16 batters. He threw only 63 pitches and saved the bullpen.
What’s next: The Mets head to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals on Monday. Jacob deGrom goes for the Mets, Carlos Martinez will start for the Cardinals.