The Mets completed a sweep of the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park today, beating their divisional rivals by the score of 4-3. Carlos Torres opposed Cliff Lee, and Torres pitched effectively. He went 6 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits, while striking out 6 and walking 3. The Phils grabbed an early lead when Kevin Frandsen doubled in Domonic Brown in the second inning. The Mets tied the game in the fourth on an RBI groudout by Andrew Brown, scoring Eric Young, Jr. After the Phillies took a 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth, the Mets quickly snagged the lead in the top of the 7th. Wifredo Tovar, making his major league debut, singled in Juan Lagares and Anthony Recker to give New York a 3-2 lead. The Mets added a run in the 8th when Lagares doubled in Daniel Murphy. The Phillies pulled to within 4-3 in the bottom of the 8th on a short sacrifice fly by Darin Ruf. However, LaTroy Hawkins worked around a leadoff single in the 9th to notch his 12th save of the season, and give the Mets a sweep and a tie for third place in the NL East.
- Regardless of what the calendar and standings say, it’s always fun to beat the Phillies, and a sweep is even better.
- Quite a debut of Wilfredo Tovar, who had two hits and a RBI.
- Eric Young had 2 hits, including a double, on the day.
- Juan Lagares went 3-for-4 today, with a double and an RBI.
- The Mets’ bullpen was solid once again, allowing 1 run over three innings on 2 hits. Credit today goes to Scott Atchison, Vic Black, and LaTroy Hawkins.
- Speaking of Hawkins, just how amazing has he been since taking over as closer in early August? Where would the Mets be without this man?
The Mets go to Cincinnati for a three-game series that will imapct the NL Central race. Aaron Harang takes the mound for New York in the opener on Monday night.