NEW YORK -- With the help of two video reviews, the Mets slugged two home runs that gave Matt Harvey some room to work en route to a 5-0 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
In the first inning, David Wright turned around on a 1-2 pitch from Cliff Lee, hitting it into the fence above the wall that runs in front of the Party City Deck in left.
Second-base umpire Tim Timmons immediately signaled that it was a home run, but the umpires reviewed the play. After 87 seconds, the call was upheld.
Three innings later, the Mets received some more help from the tape.
Juan Lagares sent a pitch from Lee right back to the area where Wright hit his home run. At first the umpires ruled it a double. Lagares sprinted out of the box, but as soon as the ball cleared the top of the fence, fans began yelling toward the field that it was a homer.
"I just ran hard," Lagares said, "and let the umpire make the decision."
The umpires went back in to review the play, and after a lengthier -- 90 seconds -- review, changed the call and ruled it a three-run homer that gave the Mets a five-run lead.
The two short stoppages in play were certainly worth the wait.
Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less