PHILADELPHIA — Mets reliever Nate Fisher pitched three scoreless innings in his major league debut after benching at Nebraska a year ago, Mark Canha hit two home runs and drove in five runs and New York rallied from the Philadelphia Phillies 10-9 on Sunday. .
Canha’s second home run was a two-run lead in the ninth inning. Brandon Nimmo hit a solo homer two batters later for the NL East leaders.
The Mets took three of four in the series to finish the regular season with a 14-5 record against the Phillies. New York extended its lead over second-place Atlanta to four games.
Fisher allowed one hit while striking out one and walking two. The 26-year-old lefty worked at First National Bank of Omaha in his hometown last year before resuming his professional baseball career.
Alec Bohm hit a pair of three-run homers and Jean Segura also homered for the Phillies, who have lost four of five. Philadelphia entered the NL wild card race in second place.
The Mets trailed 8-7 before Jeff McNeil led off the ninth with a double against David Robertson (3-1) and Canha hit his 10th home run. Canha had tied the game at 7-all in the seventh with a three-run shot by Connor Brogdon.
Nimmo gave the Mets a 10-8 lead on a groundout by Tyler Cyr.
Edwin Diaz ended his scoreless inning, but pitched out of trouble in the ninth for his 28th save in 31 starts. Diaz, who hadn’t given up a run since June 22 in 21 innings, allowed Nick Maton’s sacrifice fly that pulled Philadelphia within a run.
Diaz struck out Darick Hall with runners on first and second to end it.
The game was delayed 46 minutes by rain, which stopped play in the bottom of the sixth.
Segura, off Matt Vierling, led off the eighth with a home run off Trevor May (2-0) to put Philadelphia ahead 8-7.
Mets starter José Buttó allowed seven runs and nine hits in four innings in his major league debut. Buttó filled in for Taijuan Walker, who left his Aug. 16 start with back spasms, but is not expected to need a stint on the injured list.
The first five Philadelphia base runners against Buttó reached base, and the first of Bohm’s three-run homers did the most damage in the Phillies’ four-run first inning.
Bohm set a career high with six RBIs in his second multi-hit game.
OUTPUT FROM THE BANK
After going undrafted out of the University of Nebraska, Fisher pitched 12 games in Single-A for the Mariners organization in 2019. Fisher was released and worked for a year as a commercial credit analyst at First National Bank of Omaha, where he had attended college. He joined the Mariners organization in 2021 and pitched in 21 games in the minors, reaching Triple-A. This season in the Mets organization, he was 0-1 with a 3.77 ERA in 12 games at Double-A Binghamton and 1-2 with a 3.12 ERA in 12 games at Triple-A Syracuse before your call
LOVING THE BANK
Marte continued his tear at Citizens Bank Park. He went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI and is now hitting .399 with 17 doubles, five homers and 18 RBIs in 35 career games in Philadelphia.
Nick Castellanos had a pair of singles to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
Mets: Placed RHP Stephen Nogosek (left oblique strain) on the 15-day IL. Nogosek felt discomfort after pitching 1 ⅔ scoreless innings of relief in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Phillies. … C Tomás Nido, on the COVID-related IL since Aug. 15, could return Thursday when the Mets open a four-game home series against Colorado. … 3B Eduardo Escobar (strained left oblique) is set to return Friday against the Rockies. … Walker could return to the mound as soon as Tuesday against the Yankees.
Phillies: OF Bryce Harper (broken left thumb) likely will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday or Wednesday. Harper, who has been sidelined since June 25, is expected to take batting practice in the infield Monday in Philadelphia. … RHP Seranthony Domínguez (right triceps tendinitis) was placed on the 15-day IL. … RHP Corey Knebel’s season is over after being diagnosed with a right shoulder capsule tear. Knebel, who was placed on IL on Aug. 15 with a right dorsal strain, will receive stem cell treatment in hopes of avoiding surgery. RHP Tyler Cyr was called up from Triple-A to fill a spot in the bullpen.
UNTIL THE NEXT
Mets: RHP Max Scherzer (9-2, 2.15) takes the mound for the Mets on Monday night to start a two-game series at the Yankees, who send RHP Domingo German (1-2, 4.45) to the hill.
Phillies: Open a four-game home series against Cincinnati on Monday night, with Phillies RHP Noah Syndergaard (2-0, 4.50) facing RHP Luis Cessa (3-1, 5.50).