Tovar knocked in two runs with a single in the seventh to put the Mets ahead by one with his first major-league hit.
Kris Medlen pitched seven strong innings while Andrelton Simmons and Evan Gattis homered to help the Atlanta Braves win their second straight game with a 3-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
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.
For now, the 24-year-old Harvey and the Mets hope that he will be able to avoid reconstruction surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament. A full prognosis will not be made until swelling in the elbow goes down in about two weeks.
David Wright is going on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring injury. Mike Baxter was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Mets have lost three games in a row for the first time since the middle of June as they head to Miami to take on the Marlins.
Mets right-hander Carlos Torres gave up eight runs in the Mets’ 14-1 loss to the Nationals.
Carlos Torres pitched six impressive innings and had an RBI single, Ike Davis turned an angry crowd in his favor with a go-ahead double in a three-run sixth and the Mets beat the Braves 4-1 Tuesday.
Manager Terry Collins made the announcement before the Mets’ series finale Wednesday with the San Francisco Giants. He says a minor blister has recently bothered the rookie.
Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said Marcum was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet syndrome, a condition that involves the compression of nerves near the neck.
Kevin Frandsen HR leading off the ninth, lifting Phillies to an 8-7 win over the Mets, wiped out the Mets’ comeback from a six-run deficit.