Canha hit a two-run homer in the third inning to put the Mets up by a run and he drove in two more in the fourth with a bases-loaded single. It was the fourth homer of the season for Canha, who now has 16 RBIs in the season. The blast extended the Mets’ streak of homering to 14 straight games.
Carrasco surrendered a home run in the top of the third inning but spent most of his night keeping the Phillies’ hitters off balance. He allowed just 1 R in 6 IP and had a low enough pitch count that he probably could have pitched the seventh, too. But Showalter didn’t want to risk having things fall apart and turned to his bullpen.
Brooks Raley got four outs, including Bryce Harper leading off the eighth inning. Adam Ottavino faced two batters and looked great before yielding to David Robertson for the ninth. It was a little tougher sledding for Robertson, as two runners reached base. But one was on a deflected ball and the other was a HBP on an 0-2 count. Robertson got the final out without any more drama and earned his 10th save of the season.
The Mets go for the sweep Thursday afternoon with a 1:10 start. Max Scherzer looks to build on his strong pitching his last three outings