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Jonathon Niese and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, David Wright homered despite a broken finger and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 on Saturday.
Niese (2-0) allowed five hits and struck out five in 6 2-3 innings. Bobby Parnell got four outs and Jon Rauch pitched the ninth.
Wright was 3 for 5, including a long homer on the first pitch he saw after missing three games with a broken right pinkie. Lucas Duda also connected for the Mets, who are off to a surprising 6-2 start.
The five-time defending NL East champion Phillies are 3-5 and struggling offensively without All-Stars Chase Utley and Ryan Howard in the middle of their lineup. They've scored two runs or less in five of their eight games.
Phillies starter Vance Worley (0-1) allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings.
Wright hurt his finger diving back to a base Monday night. He finally felt well enough to return on Saturday, and made an impact right away.
Worley retired the first two bat...
BEST OF MAXIM
The New York Mets drew back into a tie for first place atop the NL East last night with a series-opening win against division rival Philadelphia. This afternoon at 4:05 in Citizens Bank Park Jonathon Niese, who mildly flirted with a no-hitter in his first start of the season against Atlanta, will try to lead the Mets to a series clinching victory against Vance Worley and the Phillies...
As the Mets roll into Philly for a 3 game set that starts with Cliff Lee and R A Dickey the only drama that follows them is if there 3rd baseman Mr Wright will be playing Friday night.
The Mets lineup has blown up without Wright in the lineup . Wednesday day game it seemed the Mets struck out at every at bat. Duda, Bay and Davis have done nothing with Wright out. Duda has done nothing
David Wright was out of the lineup for the third straight game because of a broken right pinkie.
The New York Mets third baseman was cleared to play by a hand specialist Thursday, but Justin Turner was in Wright's No. 3 spot in the lineup and playing third base for Friday night's game against the Phillies.
Wright sat out games Tuesday and Wednesday after learning he broke...
Photo By Michael BaronWhen I heard the news that David Wright could play as tolerable, to be honest I was relieved that it wasn't that serious and really didn't think much more about it. Then when Friday came around, after a day off, Wright was not in the line-up and talking about how his pinkie was too swollen to swing a bat or throw the ball, I began to think maybe they...
According to multiple sources, including ESPN, SNY and most importantly the Mets themselves, David Wright will play today and apparently avoid a trip to the disabled list due to his recently broken right pinky finger.
David Wright took some nice swings in the batting cage today and afterward the Mets announced he would play today and be in today’s lineup, and batting third.
Mets Starting Lineup
Ruben Tejada SS
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
Ike Davis 1B
Jason Bay LF
Lucas Duda RF
Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF
Josh Thole C
Jon Niese LHP
The Mets took the opener of the series last night by the score...
The MetsMerizedOnline Player of the Week for this week has shown he has a great impact on this team. This week also includes the opening series against the Atlanta Braves, for a total of 9 games played. Here is our MMO Player of the Week for 4/5/2012-4/15/2012:
Through the use of the scorecard, let’s take a look at how David Wright did this week:
David Wright was back in the New York Mets lineup after missing
three games with a broken right pinkie.
David Wright is off to a sensational start and played a big role in the New York Mets' season-opening three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves.
His fast start, however, could come to a halt with a trip to Atlanta.
Wright hopes to put an end to his struggles at Turner Field on Monday night when the Mets open a three-game set against a Braves team seeking its sixth straight win...
The Mets head to Philadelphia this evening for a 7:05 pm start against the defending division champions Phillies. The game will mark the start of the team's first road trip of the season, and they will start without injured third baseman, David Wright, who is still ailing from his recently broken pinky.While nursing a one game lead over the Phillies tonight, the Mets will be...
The Mets had a pretty successful opening weekend in Philadelphia, beating the Phillies in two out of three games. After nine games, all within the Eastern Division of the National League, the Mets find themselves at 6-3. Not too bad at all. So here are the 3 and 3 from this weekend.
It’s All About David: David Wright, broken finger and all, returned to the Met’s line up...
The Vanimal allowed the Mets to score early today. Photo: APThe Metropolitans got to the Vanimal early, plating four runs in the first four innings on two home runs en route to blanking the Phils 5-0. David Wright hit a first inning bomb to straight away center on the first pitch he saw from Worley answering any questions about the health of his pinky. Lucas Duda added a two run...