It was an extended series in more ways than one, as the Mets and Phillies played a rare five-game series because of a makeup game on Monday night. To exasperate things, the two teams played in marathon games on back-to-back days, with another extra inning game in a third consecutive game in the fourth of the series. Even through all the adversity, the Mets were able to game four of the five games, giving them an outstanding start to their 11 game road trip to end their 20 games in 20 days stretch.
With that sort of length in games, each the Mets and Phillies have bullpens that were taxed. For the Mets, they were able to get gutsy performances from a number of people. Carlos Torres needs to be applauded for the efforts he gave.