Result: The Mets topped the Phillies 4-1 on Thursday night to take the opener of their five-game series.
Need to Know: Zack Wheeler was in control from the start. He struck out nine, walked none, and allowed only one run in 6 1/3 innings pitched. Chris Young stroked a two-run homer in the fourth to extend the Mets lead to 3-0. The Mets added to their lead in the fifth, when Curtis Granderson drew a bases loaded walk. The first Mets run came in when Travis d’Arnaud bounced into a 6-4-3 double play with the bases loaded in the second. Jenrry Mejia struck out the side in the ninth to earn the save.
Game Ball: Wheeler, who had electric stuff and put it to use perfectly. He retired 14 of the last 15 batters he faced.
What’s Next: The Mets play the second game of their five-game series in Philadelphia. The game starts Friday at 7:05 p.m.