National League Game Summary - New York at Philadelphia|
(Saturday, April 14th)
Final Score: New York 5, Philadelphia 0
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Five days after fracturing the pinkie on
his right hand, David Wright felt no ill-effects in his return to the Mets'
The New York third baseman homered in his first at-bat and singled twice as
the Mets blanked the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0, in the middle test of a
three-game set at Citizens Bank Park.
Lucas Duda clubbed a two-run homer for the Mets, who have taken the first two
games of this series to improve to 6-2 on the young season.
Jon Niese (2-0) limited the Phillies to five singles over 6 2/3 innings. Bobby
Parnell and Jon Rauch shut down Philadelphia the rest of the away.
Vance Worley (0-1) gave up four runs on eight hits and walked four in six
frames for Philadelphia, which fell to 3-5.
"You just got to keep working and be confident things will get turned
around," said Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr.
Wright sent the first pitch he saw to center field to put New York on the
board in the first inning.
"When a guy like David Wright goes out and plays with a broken finger, and
everybody knows he's got it, and plays the way he plays, all of a sudden the
other guys don't hurt as bad," said New York manager Terry Collins.
The Mets loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth and went up 2-0 when
Jason Bay grounded into a double play. Duda followed with his third home run
of the season, a blast to the seats in right-center.
Ruben Tejada added an RBI single in the ninth off Philadelphia's Michael
Niese and Worley both struck out five batters...Philadelphia center fielder
Shane Victorino extended his hitting streak against the Mets to 13 games...The
Phillies were 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position.
04/14 22:59:32 ET