Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/29/13
Carlos Torres did his best Matt Harvey imitation, carrying a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning for the New York Mets in an 11-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Daniel Murphy had four hits, Eric Young Jr. got three and Anthony Recker added a two-run homer on his 30th birthday as the Mets busted loose for their most runs since beating Washington 11-0 in the first game of a July 26 doubleheader. Torres (3-2) started in place of Harvey, the All-Star ace diagnosed Monday with a partially torn elbow ligament, and gave the Mets everything they could have hoped for in helping them earn a four-game series split. Three days after making a brief relief appearance, Torres struck out six and walked none in 6 2-3 innings. He yielded four hits and left to a warm ovation from the crowd of 22,008 following Darin Ruf's long sacrifice fly. New York finished 3-6 on a tumultuous homestand that included news of Harvey's injury and a trade that sent veterans Marlon Byrd and J...
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