NEW YORK (AP) – David Peterson matched a career-best 10 strikeouts over six innings of dominance as the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Wednesday night for their third win. .
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Brandon Nimmo and Dominic Smith had three hits per head, while Francisco Lindor scored twice.
Peterson (1-1) outplayed former Mets starter Zach Wheeler in the pitching game. He allowed just two hits and bounced back from a bad start last week in Philadelphia.
The second-year lefty dominated the National League East rivals the Phillies after coming in with a 16.50 ERA in two career starts against Philadelphia.
In nine outings against the other teams in the league, Peterson’s ERA is 2.64.
For the Phillies, the Dominican Jean Segura 3-2 with a run scored and an RBI. Venezuelan Ronald Torreyes 2-0.
For the Mets, the Puerto Rican Lindor 4-2 with two runs scored. Venezuelan Luis Guillorme 4-0. The Dominican Jonathan Villar 1-0.