Wilson Valdez scores against the Mets.
Roy Halladay (1-0) and the Phillies (5-1) fiery offense smoked the Mets (3-3) 11-0 Thursday afternoon.
Halladay struck out seven batters in seven innings, allowed six hits, and walked one on 113 pitches, dropping his season ERA to 0.69. Doc faced 27 batters, throwing 21 first-pitch strikes.
Danys Baez and David Herndon combined with Halladay to shut out the Mets and win the series.
But it wasn’t all pitching as the Phillies carried over their offensive explosion from Wednesday night and pushed Mets starter John Niese out of the game after just four innings. Niese struck out seven Phillies, one short of matching his career high, but allowed six earned runs. The Mets defense suffered as well, as they committed two errors.
Every player in the starting lineup recorded a hit, including Halladay. Wilson Valdez rounded out his day going 4-for-4 and Raul Ibanez put his first home run of the season in the books. Plus the Phils’ leadoff man reached safely in each of the eight innings they batted in.
Not a bad showing for a team that went into the game 10 for 51 lifetime against Niese.
The Phils hit the road and send Cliff Lee (1-0) to the mound Friday evening at Turner Field, as the Phillies start a three-game series against the Braves.