Published May 03, 2016
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Juan Lagares clubbed the go-ahead two- run homer in the seventh inning and Buddy Carlyle got the New York Mets out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth in a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Jonathon Niese (3-2) allowed five hits and a pair of unearned runs over seven innings. Niese had six strikeouts to gain his 10th career win against the Phillies, the most he's had against any club. His single led to Lagares' blast to left on a 1-0 pitch.
"Juan had a great hit there and our defense played outstanding," Niese said.
Ruben Tejada had a pair of hits and scored once for the Mets, who bounced back from a 3-1 loss Friday to win for the third time in four games.
Aaron Harang (3-3), pitching on his 37th birthday, gave up Lagares' first homer of the year. Harang surrendered eight hits over his seven-inning effort.
Carlos Ruiz doubled in one run, but with the tying run at third in the eighth, he hit a sharp grounder to Tejada at shortstop. That started the inning-ending 6-4-3 double play.
"It was set up, but I thought the shortstop made a good play on Chooch's ball hit hard to the backhand," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.
New York used three pitchers in that eighth inning. Freddy Galvis doubled off Carlos Torres to begin the frame. With one out, Alex Torres came in, but of his nine pitches thrown, eight were balls in walks to pinch-hitter Grady Sizemore and Cesar Hernandez. Carlyle then put out the fire when he faced Ruiz.
Chase Utley ended an 0-for-19 stretch with a pinch-hit single to right field with one out in the home ninth against Jeurys Familia. Pinch-hitter Ryan Howard then flied out to center and Ben Revere hit a slow bouncer toward first and was tagged out to give Familia his 12th save.
Cesar Hernandez was unable to handle Lucas Duda's bouncer in the fifth, and that scored Tejada with the first run.
Revere scored on Jeff Francoeur's sacrifice fly in the sixth. Later in the frame, Ruiz grounded a hit down the left-field line to plate Darin Ruf.
The Mets will send Bartolo Colon to the mound on Sunday with an opportunity to beat the Phillies for the ninth time in the last 10 series in Philadelphia. The Phillies counter with Chad Billingsley ... The Mets placed pitcher Dillon Gee on the 15-day disabled list with groin pain on Saturday. The Mets recalled top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard from Triple-A Las Vegas. The 22-year- old went 3-0 in five starts with a 1.82 ERA with Las Vegas. In 29 2/3 innings of work, he struck out 34 and walked just eight. Syndergaard will make his major league debut Tuesday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field ... New York's bullpen has allowed one run in 15 1/3 innings this month.