Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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 shot in the fourth and the Mets never looked back. It’s early, but the Phillies are now 3.5 games back of the Washington Nationals and 3 games behind the Mets, with whom they wrap up a three game set with tomorrow.Storylines:- Good but not great: Worley surrendered 8 hits over 6 innings, which isn’t horrible, but the 4 walks added some extra pressure. Only one of the walked runners scored and one was intentional, but it was clear Worley did not have his best stuff. On the positive end, Worley struck out nearly a batter an inning (5 Ks in 6 IP).- Power outage: The Phillies’ hardest hit ball all night was from...
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