Canha, Carrasco lead Mets to 4-1 win over slumping Phillies

Mark Canha homered and drove in four runs to lead Carlos Carrasco and the New York Mets past the slumping Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Wednesday night.

Carrasco (2-2) pitched six efficient innings to win his second consecutive start. Canha hit a two-run homer in the third and a two-run single with two outs in the fourth off Aaron Nola (4-4).

Edmundo Sosa homered off Carrasco for the Phillies (25-30), who lost their third straight and matched a season low at five games under .500. The defending National League champions went 5-14 against the Mets last season and have dropped the first two meetings between the division rivals this year, mustering only one run over two nights.

Batting ninth, Sosa was subbing for Alec Bohm at third base. Bohm, who leads the team with 37 RBIs, was sidelined with a sore hamstring.

Brooks Raley struck out three in 1 1/3 innings for the Mets, retiring a scuffling Trea Turner with two runners on to end the seventh.

Adam Ottavino got two outs and David Robertson earned his 10th save in 11 chances. He put two on in the ninth before fanning Sosa and Bryson Stott to end it.

Carrasco allowed six hits and a walk while striking out four as New York (29-27) improved to 15-0 when its starting pitcher goes at least six innings.

Nola also went six innings, permitting four hits and three walks. He struck out five.


New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson, the 2022 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, threw out a ceremonial first pitch to Mets rookie third baseman Brett Baty. Wilson wore a Baty jersey, and Baty sported one of Wilson. Then the video board showed a photo of the two smiling as childhood football teammates. Baty and Wilson grew up together in Texas and both attended Lake Travis High School in Austin.


Phillies: Bohm sat out for the second time in three games because of left hamstring tightness. The team was awaiting results of an MRI. ... LHP José Alvarado (elbow inflammation) threw 13 pitches of batting practice at Citi Field. He hit 98 mph and looked "really good," manager Rob Thomson said. The club will probably determine Thursday whether the reliever's next step is a minor league rehab assignment or another BP session. ... Darick Hall (sprained right thumb) was scheduled to play nine innings at first base for Class A Clearwater. He will likely get a day off Thursday and then move to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. ... OF Cristian Pache (right knee meniscus tear) will begin playing Thursday at extended spring training.

Mets: C Omar Narváez (strained left calf) went 2 for 4 with a double and caught the entire game for Triple-A Syracuse at Rochester. ... RHP Jimmy Yacabonis was designated for assignment Tuesday after recovering from a left quadriceps strain that landed him on the 15-day injured list.


Phillies: Taijuan Walker (4-2, 5.57 ERA) starts the series finale Thursday afternoon. Walker spent the past two seasons with the Mets before declining his $7.5 million player option in November in favor of a $3 million buyout. Then he signed with Philadelphia for $72 million over four years. The right-hander was an NL All-Star with the Mets in 2021 before fading badly in the second half, and went 12-5 with a 3.49 ERA in 29 starts for them last season.

Mets: RHP Max Scherzer (4-2, 3.54) set season highs for strikeouts (eight) and innings (seven) last Friday at Colorado while allowing only one run. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is 16-5 with a 2.61 ERA in 29 starts against Philadelphia.