Mets Pummel Fading Phillies
Daniel Murphy had four hits and four RBI’s and David Wright clubbed his tenth homer helping Jonathon Niese to his third straight win in an 11-1 drubbing of the Phillies at Citi Field on Tuesday night.
Niese (7-3) tossed eight innings of three-hit ball, making just one real mistake – Carlos Ruiz’s solo homer in the second inning.
Murphy’s four hit night included two doubles and a triple, finishing a homer shy of the cycle. Wright’s jack to dead-center accounted for three of his four RBI’s.
Ruben Tejada and Josh Thole each had three hits, as Tejada’s stayed red-hot since returning from the disabled list – including 13 hits in the last six games to boost his batting average to .326.
Philadelphia’s Vance Worley (4-5) was battered for six runs on ten hits over four innings as the Phillies lost their sixth straight.