NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In his first game since April 14, David Wright returned to the Mets with a bang on Monday night.
Hitting cleanup, the star third baseman hit the third pitch he saw into the second deck at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia for his second home run of the season.
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With the red-hot Mets in first place and the Phillies tied for last place in the National League East, there was a large contingent of Mets fans at the ballpark. With plenty to cheer about, they were loud and made their presence felt.
The fans’ enthusiasm promoted Phillies radio analyst Larry Andersen to call out Mets Nation.
Following Wright’s home run and Michael Cuddyer’s double in the top of the second inning, Andersen blasted Mets fans on the air.
“I’ll take the Nationals’ fans over the Mets’ fans,” Andersen said, according to NJ Advance Media.
“Why’s that?” play-by-play man Scott Franzke asked.
“They’re just obnoxious,” Andersen replied.
New York, which sits 5 1/2 games over the second-place Nationals, will continue its four-game series in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Noah Syndergaard will pitch for the Mets and Jerome Williams will get the ball for the Phillies.
The Mets have beaten the Phillies nine times in 10 games in 2015.