Posted by Craig Mitchell at 11:14 PM
Tuesday night in Flushing, Matt Harvey pitched 7 scoreless innings. The Mets beat the Blue Jays 3-2. After 3 rocky outings, Matt Harvey returned to form on Tuesday night blanking the Blue Jays through 7. Meanwhile the Mets took a 3-0 lead against Toronto. In the 2nd the Mets made it 2-0 on a RBI single by Ruben Tejada and a long RBI double to center by Matt Harvey. In the 3rd the Mets made it 3-0 on a sac-fly by Wilmer Flores. Harvey blanked the Jays through 7. In the 8th Carlos Torres came on and loaded the bases with one out, Bobby Parnell came on and allowed a sac-fly by Jose Bautista and a RBI single by Edwin Encarnation to make it 3-2. Parnell then retired the final 4 batters of the game to notch his first save since 2013. Harvey went 7 allowing 4 hits and striking out 6. He gets the win improving to 7-4. Parnell gets his 1st save, Scott Copeland takes the loss he’s now 1-1. Juan Lagares and Darrell Ceciliani led the Mets with 2 hits apiece as the Mets sweep their part of a 4 game home at home series with the red hot Blue Jays. With the win the Mets are now 36-30 overall and 26-11 at Citi Field. The Nats won on Tuesday so the Mets remain 1 ½ games in first place in the NL East. Wednesday night the Mets start a 2 game series in Toronto. Jonathon Niese (3-6 4.24) goes for the Mets, Drew Hutchinson (5-1 5.75) goes for the Blue Jays.