Harvey Wins 7th, Parnell Gets First Save Since 2013
Matt Harvey allowed just four hits over seven shutout innings and Bobby Parnell closed the door in the eighth and ninth to push the Mets to a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
The outing was by far Harvey's strongest in nearly a month as the Mets ace improved his record to 7-4 after suffering a loss in three of his previous four starts. Harvey helped his own cause with an RBI-double, as well.
New York's other runs came from the left side of the infield: an RBI single for Ruben Tejada and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Wilmer Flores.
For Parnell, earning a save - a five-out save no less - must have felt great. It was his first since September of 2013. He would soon suffer an injury that would require Tommy John Surgery.
Parnell was called upon in the eighth inning as the Jays tried to rally, scoring two off reliever Carlos Torres. Jeurys Familia has been worked heavily in the last week and was given the night off on Tuesday.
The Mets moved to 11-0 all time against the Blue Jays in New York. The four-game home and home series moves to Toronto on Wednesday and Thursday.