Jeremy Hefner started for the Mets and he was brilliant, allowing only one run in seven innings.
Hefner now has a 2.20 ERA over his last eight starts.
LaTroy Hawkins pitched a scoreless eighth inning - he hasn't allowed an earned run his last 13 relief appearances dating back to June 2.
Brandon Lyon bounced back with a scoreless ninth inning.
Anthony Recker homered to break the scoreless tie in the fifth inning.
The Mets scored seven runs in the seventh inning: Josh Satin drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with an RBI double, Recker drove in a run with a single, Quintanilla drove in two runs with a single, Eric Young plated two with an RBI double, and Juan Lagares dribbled an opposite field RBI single.
Quintanilla drove in another run with a single in the eighth inning.
The Mets snapped a streak of 30 consecutive home games in which they failed to score five runs or more, and enjoyed their biggest inning of the year with their seven run outburst in the seventh inning.
There was a 1 hour and 41 minute rain delay tonight.
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Hefner has really come into his own, and learned how to pitch at this level. He works quickly, throws quality strikes, gets quick outs, and just appears confident out there. He's come a long way from last season when he'd have so many starts where he allowed crooked numbers to the opposition. Hefner's arguably been the second best pitcher on the staff, which is amazing considering he wasn't even a factor in this rotation during Spring Training. I'm happy for him, as he's worked hard, never gave up, and he's pitched through a lot of tough luck over the course of the season.
Josh Satin has been fantastic. He's had a long road himself over the last couple of years, but his plate discipline, bat control, and pitch recognition has improved so much since his last stint in the big leagues. The result has been a consistent ability to get on-base and get clutch hits for this club. It's a short sample for sure, but considering they were getting virtually nothing out of the position before Satin took over, I'll ride the hot hand for as long as possible.
It was nice to see Anthony Recker deliver in a couple of big spots tonight. He doesn't play that much, but he took advantage of his opportunity and drove in two huge runs. It can't be easy for him playing so sporadically, but he's stayed patient and come up big at times over the course of the season.
Not only has Quintanilla been great with the glove, he has exceeded my expectations with the bat. He has been quietly good for the Mets, and has given Terry no reason to defer to Ruben Tejada once he's healthy.
The Mets played a nice, tight and crisp game once again today. Corbin is a tough lefty, but the Mets played well defensively and got the big hits when given the opportunity. What's more, they kept pouring it on in the seventh, something which they haven't done well this season and has cost them at times. That's a winning brand of baseball, and it's something they've been doing more of as of late. They're not great, and often times individual plays aren't pretty, but in the end, they're better today than they were earlier this year thanks to better defense, quality starting pitching, and shorter stints from the bullpen.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extrahttp://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=28547601&topic_id=6261270
The Mets will look for the series victory against the Diamondbacks tomorrow night at Citi Field, with Matt Harvey facing Randall Delgado at 7:10 pm.