The return of David Wright sparked the Mets offense in a big way.
Their star third baseman had a three-hit day, including a solo home run in the first inning in the Mets 5-0 shut out win backed by starter Jon Niese.
The left-handed Niese breezed through the Phillies order, pitching 6 2/3 shut out innings, allowing five hits and walk while striking out five.
The mets, carrying a 1-0 lead heading into the 4th, were able to tap into Phillies start Vance Worley for three more runs.
After Daniel Murphy scored on a double play ball hit by Jason Bay, Lucas Duda drove in Wright on a two-run homer off Worley. It was the second home run Worley gave up in the afternoon.
Worley lasted six innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, four walks and striking out five.
In five of the Phillies’ first eight games they were held to two runs or less. This is also the first time this season they were shut out.
The Phillies also drew their fourth walk in the last five games, an indication on their lack of plate discipline this season so far.
WP: Niese (2-0). LP: Worley (0-1).