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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 8 - Mets at Phillies - The Return of David Wright Slains Phillies

Final Score: New York 5, Philadelphia 0

Five days after fracturing the pinkie on his right hand, David Wright felt no ill-effects in his return to the Mets' lineup.

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 Stutes.

Game Notes

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.

Box Score:

Ruben Tejada SS502100001.333
Daniel Murphy 2B210000031.300
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
David Wright 3B523100100.588
Ike Davis 1B501000001.071
Jason Bay LF401000001.185
Lucas Duda RF412210102.172
Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF401000001.294
Josh Thole C200000021.350
Jon Niese P300000001.167
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Mike Baxter PH010000010.000
  Ronny Cedeno 2B000000000.429
Shane Victorino CF401000001.300
Placido Polanco 3B401000000.200
Jimmy Rollins SS401000001.333
Hunter Pence RF400000002.290
John Mayberry LF400000000.222
Ty Wigginton 1B201000011.214
Freddy Galvis 2B301000001.222
Brian Schneider C200000000.000
  Carlos Ruiz PH-C100000000.333
Vance Worley P200000000.000
  David Herndon P000000000.000
  Antonio Bastardo P000000000.000
  Juan Pierre PH101000000.250
  Michael Stutes P000000000.000

LOB_NY Mets 8, Philadelphia 5. 2B_L.Duda. HR_L.Duda (3) off V.Worley, D.Wright (2) off V.Worley. SB_M.Baxter (1). CS_J.Bay. GIDP_D.Wright, J.Bay, P.Polanco, H.Pence. DP_NY Mets 2 (R.Tejada, D.Murphy and I.Davis), (B.Parnell, R.Tejada and I.Davis); Philadelphia 2 (J.Rollins, F.Galvis and T.Wigginton), (V.Worley, J.Rollins and T.Wigginton).

Jon Niese (W 2-0)6.2500150102-682.13
Bobby Parnell1.110000020-121.80
Jon Rauch1.000001016-110.00
Vance Worley (L 0-1)6.084445299-573.75
David Herndon1.110001019-123.00
Antonio Bastardo0.20000209-60.00
Michael Stutes1.011121030-132.45

IBB_off V.Worley (J.Thole).
T_2:41. A_45750.
Umpires_Home,Alfonso Marquez; First, Tom Hallion; Second, D.J. Reyburn; Third, Brian O'Nora.

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