Mets Steal One From Phils

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by Ed Tsunoda on August 30, 2014

The Mets offensive woes force them to take chances and advantage of opponents mistakes, and that’s just how the Mets crafted last night’s win. The Mets scored three times on a dropped pop-up and a steal of home, while Jenrry Mejia notched his 20th save and Jacob deGrom pitched 7 dominant innings to give the Mets a 4-1 win over the last place Phillies.

Mejia became the youngest Met to accomplish the 20 save mark since Neil Allen. Dilson Herrera made his debut at 2B, going 0-3. Eric Campbell stole home on the back end of a double steal to cap the scoring, a heist the Mets hadn’t pulled off in three years.

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With runners at the corners, Lagares stole second and Campbell broke for home, beating the return throw from shortstop Jimmy Rollins with a headfirst dive at the plate.

“We had to look at the guy at third there,” Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Campbell became the first Mets player to steal home since Jason Pridie in Houston on May 15, 2011, the team said.

“We just thought we’d take a shot at it, and it paid off,” Collins said.

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