Niese silences Phils, Wright and Duda do the rest

New York Mets third basemen David Wright wasted no time showing fans he was healthy, homering on the first pitch he saw from Vance Worley this afternoon.

Not cheap home run either. Wright drills first pitch well above 409-foot mark in CF. #mets
David Lennon

The first inning blast gave the Mets a 1-0 lead over Philly and while that would have been good enough for Jonathon Niese (who was brilliant once again) the lefty got more support later in the 4th when Lucas Duda snapped a 0-15 drought with a homer of his own.  New York led the entire game and Niese’s afternoon finished after 6 2/3 innings (with his pitch count at 102), but Bobby Parnell and Jon Rauch would combine to finish the shutout.

The 5-0 victory secured a series win for the Mets in Philadelphia, which is not something we have been able to say for a while.

How about this #Mets fans: With this win the Mets have clinched their first series victory in Philadelphia since July 7, 2008.
Rich MacLeod

Next up, Mike Pelfrey will square off against Cole Hamels as the Mets go for the series sweep!  As the team showed today, just because it hasn’t happened in a while, doesn’t mean it won’t!

The Mets haven’t swept a series in Philadelphia since June 15, 2006.
Rich MacLeod




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  • Connor O’Brien

    Good game all around for Mets. Not many negatives. LGM!