Watson (5-3) allowed one run on three hits in one inning and earned the win Wednesday over the Mets.
The 36-year-old was on the hook for the loss after allowing an RBI double to Dominic Smith in the sixth inning. San Francisco replied with a two-run double from Brandon Crawford in the seventh, and that lead held to earn Watson's second win since he rejoined San Francisco at the trade deadline. It was the first run he's allowed in 10 innings in August, and he's collected three holds in that stretch. For the year, the southpaw has a 3.77 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 32:14 K:BB, and he should see some high-leverage work even if he typically enters games around the seventh inning.