Daily Times (Primos, PA)

Power surge singes Mets, extends hot start

- By Rob Maaddi

PHILADELPH­IA » Alec Bohm and J.T. Realmuto each hit a three-run homer, Rhys Hoskins had a solo shot and the Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-2 on Wednesday.

The Phillies took two of three from their division rivals after opening the season with a three-game sweep of three-time defending NL East champion Atlanta.

Phillies ace Aaron Nola lasted only four innings, pitching out of trouble the final two. He allowed one run and six hits, striking out five.

“He had to grind through,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. “His location and stuff wasn’t sharp but he found a way to get through four innings against a good lineup giving up only one run. That’s the mark of a good pitcher.”

Connor Brogdon (3-0) got five outs to earn his third win in six games. Three relievers pitched the final 3.1 innings.

New York starter David Peterson (0-1) surrendere­d six runs and seven hits in four innings.

The Mets had their season-opening series at Washington

Totals 38 PHILLIES AB McCutchen lf 4 Hoskins 1b 5 Harper rf 4 Realmuto c 3 Bohm 3b 4 Gregorius ss 4 Neris p 0 Segura 2b 3 Haseley cf 3 Bradley p 0 Coonrod p 0 c-Torreyes ph-ss 1 Nola p 1 a-Joyce ph 0 Brogdon p 0 Quinn cf 1 Totals 33

New York PHILLIES

2 R 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8

11 H 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

1 3 9 BI BB SO 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

8 3 10

001 000 100 400 031 00x

— —

Avg .333 .182 .200 .308 .222 .429 .273

— .000 .400 .000

— .000

— .000

Avg .176 .417 .263 .333 .227 .304

— .217 .286 — — .000 .000 .000

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2 11 8 9

1 1

wiped out because of a coronaviru­s outbreak among the Nationals.

“I don’t think that really hurt us,” Mets manager Luis Rojas said of the layoff. “I thought that we prepared well to come into this series a-hit by pitch for Nola in the 4th; bstruck out for Barnes in the 6th; c-struck out for Coonrod in the 8th; d-grounded out for Lucchesi in the 9th.

E: Guillorme (2), Gregorius (2); LOB: New York 14, PHILLIES 6; 2B: Smith (1), Villar (1), Harper (1), Hoskins 2 (6); 3B: Villar (1), McCutchen (1); HR: Hoskins (1), off Peterson, Bohm (1), off Peterson, Realmuto (1), off Barnes; RBIs: Alonso (3), Hoskins (4), Bohm 3 (5), Realmuto 3 (6), Harper (2); SB:

Bohm (2), Quinn 2 (2), McCutchen (1); S:

Peterson; Runners left in scoring position:

New York 7 (Alonso, Peterson, Villar, Conforto 2, McNeil), PHILLIES 4 (Harper, Haseley, Realmuto, Hoskins); RISP: New York 1 for 12, PHILLIES 3 for 10; Runners moved up: Lindor, Conforto, Nimmo, Segura, Harper; GIDP: McCutchen; DP: New York 1 (Peterson, Villar, Alonso).

Peterson, L, 0-1 Barnes Betances Lucchesi

4 1 1 2

7 1 0 1

6 1 1 0

6 1 1 0

2 0 1 0

5 1 1 3

78 13.50 19 9.00 21 9.00 36 0.00

Nola 4 6 1 1 2 5 92 Brogdn, W, 3-0 1 2⁄3 2 0 0 1 2 34 Bradley 1 1⁄3 2 1 1 0 2 24 Coonrod 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 Neris 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 Inherited runners-scored: Barnes

2-2, Bradley 2-0; HBP: Nola (Lindor), Peterson (Joyce), Betances (Quinn); WP: Bradley; Umpires: Home, Ryan Blakney, First, Ron Kulpa, Second, Brian O’Nora, Third, D.J, Reyburn; T: 3:35; A: 10,807 (42,792).

2.53 0.00 3.38 0.00 0.00

and compete . ... We could’ve won this series. There’s no excuse. We go home 1-2.”

Hoskins launched an opposite-field drive just over the right-field wall in the first. Bryce Harper lined the next pitch off the fence for a double. After Realmuto walked, Bohm blasted a fastball deep into the left-center field seats for a 4-0 lead.

Pete Alonso’s RBI single in the third cut it to 4-1 but Nola escaped further damage by striking out Dominic Smith and Jonathan Villar to leave runners on first and third.

Nola got out of another jam in the fourth, freezing Michael Conforto with a backdoor curve to leave the bases loaded. Before Conforto came up, Francisco Lindor took an 0-2 curve off his foot after ripping a liner down the rightfield line that just hooked foul.

Realmuto connected on the first pitch thrown by reliever Jacob Barnes in the fifth, sending an opposite-field shot out to right to make it 7-1.

The Phillies hit two homers in the first five games before going deep three times against the Mets.

“I think the biggest thing is putting traffic on base and if you do that you’re going to score runs,” Girardi said. “Home runs do it quickly but on base is important for me.”

Lindor, the four-time AllStar shortstop acquired from Cleveland in the offseason and signed to a team-record, $341 million, 10-year contract extension last week, was 2 for 11 with one RBI in his first series with the Mets.

He was taunted by Philly fans with chants of “overrated” in his last at-bat.

STRANDED

The Mets were

1

for 12 with runners in scoring position and left 14 men on base.

STRONG PITCHING

Phillies starters have a 2.18 ERA in the first six games. The bullpen is at 3.27.

SLUG IT

Hoskins hit two doubles along with his homer and became the fourth Phillies player with seven extra-base hits in the first six games. He joined Ryan Howard (2010), John Kruk (1993), and Del Ennis (1950).

UP NEXT

PHILLIES » RHP Zack Wheeler (1-0, 0.00 ERA) starts the opener of a threegame series on Friday at Atlanta.

 ?? LAURENCE KESTERSON — THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ?? Alec Bohm follows through on a home run during the Phillies’ four-run first inning against the Mets on Wednesday.
LAURENCE KESTERSON — THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Alec Bohm follows through on a home run during the Phillies’ four-run first inning against the Mets on Wednesday.

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