Closer Jeff Walters walked in a run in the top of the ninth to blow his fourth save of the year, but C Blake Forsythe picked him up with a game winning homerun in the bottom of the tenth.
It was the 10th homerun of the year for the 24-year-old catcher and his third in his last four games. In 80 games this year, Forsythe has hit .197/.276/.376 with 28 extra-base hits, 29 walks and 91 strikeouts. He has more extra-base hits (28) than singles (27).
Darin Gorski gave the B-Mets a fine outing: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
Brandon Nimmo in game 1: 0-0, 3 BB, 0 K. And game two: 2-for-3, K. Nimmo is now up to .277/.399/.370 in 94 games this year, on the strength of a quick start and an absurdly good August. In August, he is hitting .375/.539/.500 with 18 walks and 17 whiffs and five extra-base hits in 18 games. Right now, August is the only month in which he has fewer strikeouts than games played.
SS Philip Evans, in his second game back from the DL with a lower back strain, was 0-for-3 in game one. The 20-year-old is sitting at .210/.275/.274 in 94 games this year.
Seth Lugo was good enough in game one: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR.
Jake Kuebler, who had been on the shelf for three weeks with shoulder inflammation, made the start in game two and was solid in a short outing: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K. The converted infielder has been solid all year, working to a 2.86 ERA, and a K/BB of over 3 (50 K/14 BB) in 72.1 innings.