Wright’s Huge Day Helps Mets Blank Phillies
(PHILADELPHIA) — David Wright had himself quite an afternoon.
The third baseman homered, tripled, and matched a team record with four extra-base hits to lead the New York Mets to an 8-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
“This guy is tired, beat up, yet he rides it when you need him,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “I’ve been around stars, and this guy’s as good as any of them.”
Matt Harvey (7-1) continued to shine for the Mets, allowing just two hits over six innings while striking out six. He added an RBI double in the fifth inning for good measure. A 20-minute rain delay in the seventh inning put an end to his day.
Harvey became the first Mets starter to win twice in one season at Citizens Bank Park, while also helping the Mets take two of three from their NL East Rivals.
“He was really good,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. “He was getting the ball over the plate. He was getting his slider on the outside of the plate against the left-handed hitters and he comes right after you.”
John Lannan (0-2) took the loss for the Phillies.
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