Jonathon Niese pitched a three-hitter and lined a game-breaking three-run double Tuesday night as the New York Mets ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0.
Cliff Lee outpitched Zack Wheeler after the Mets learned All-Star starter Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, Cody Asche had a two-run triple, and Philadelphia beat New York 2-1 Monday.
The Mets complete the homestand with a four-game series against the Phillies before heading to Washington this weekend. The Mets have gone 5 and 7 against both of these division rivals so far in 2013.
Charlie Manuel has been fired as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, with his team out of the pennant race and in a tailspin since the All-Star break.
Harvey did something that the two previous Mets All-Star Game starting pitchers, Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden, were not able to do; win their first outing after starting a mid-summer classic.
Harvey struck out 10 in seven overpowering innings, and David Wright and Juan Lagares each hit a home run.
Gonzalez Germen came out of the bullpen to bail out fellow rookie Zack Wheeler and help the Mets hold off the Phillies 5-4.
Chase Utley, Domonic Brown and the Philadelphia Phillies came flying out of the All-Star break, scoring 11 runs in the first three innings Friday night on the way to a 13-8 rout of the New York Mets.
Puig can hit, hit with power, run, field and has a howitzer for an arm. There’s nothing he can’t do on a baseball field.
Wright went 4 for 5 with two of New York’s season-high seven doubles to help the Mets take two of three in Philadelphia.
Duda has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained muscle between his ribs.
Kevin Frandsen HR leading off the ninth, lifting Phillies to an 8-7 win over the Mets, wiped out the Mets’ comeback from a six-run deficit.
Duda felt discomfort following New York’s 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Friday night.
Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead double, Jeremy Hefner pitched six effective innings and the New York Mets came back from a three-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Friday night.
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