By Sam Bush
Zack Wheeler had his former team flailing and the Phillies three-game swept the New York Mets 6-2..
The Phillies had been swept by the Baltimore Orioles just before the Mets series.
Wheeler yielded six hits and two earned runs, walking just one and striking out four.
In last offseason, Wheeler signed a five-year, $118-million contract and has a 3-0 record and 2.81 ERA.
Andrew McCutchen gave the Phillies the lead with a two-run homer as part of a three-run sixth inning against Mets starter Rick Porcello. The blast to left broke a 2-2 tie after rookie Alec Bohm preceded McCutchen’s long ball with an RBI double to right.
McCutchen entered the game in left field for Jay Bruce in the fifth inning. No reason was given for Bruce’s removal.
Second baseman Jean Segura also left the ballgame after legging out an infield single in the seventh and outfielder Roman Quinn was placed on the injured list before the game with COVID-19 symptoms.
The Phillies scored a run in the first on Rhys Hoskins’ RBI single and tacked on two more in the seventh against former Phillie Jared Hughes. Didi Gregorius knocked in one run with a single and another scored on an error.