For the second straight night versus the Padres, the Mets came from behind to win against the best bullpen in the National League. They move back above .500, at 58-57, and still remain nine games behind the Atlanta Braves for the wild card.


New York Mets' Angel Pagan runs the bases with his home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in New York, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011.

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Chris Capuano pitched six innings of four run baseball that kept the Mets in the game. The New York bullpen surrendered only three hits the remaining three innings and allowed the Mets to stage their second consecutive late game rally.

With a lineup looking much like a AAA team, seven of the eight starters recorded hits, with Lucas Duda leading the way with two hits, and Angel Pagan starting the 8th inning rally with his 6th home run of the season.

Ruben Tejada provided the go ahead RBI with a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 8th. Jason Isringhausen pitched the 9th for his 299th career save. Five different players recorded an RBI and it was an overall well rounded victory for New York. Without Reyes, Murphy, and Davis, it’s going to take a team victory each and every night.

The Mets will look for a series win Wednesday night when they send R.A. Dickey (5-10) to the mound to face Aaron Harang (10-3).