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Mets split doubleheader with Phillies

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets split a doubleheader with the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. New York took the first game, 8-2. Philadelphia won the nightcap, 4-1.

In the first game, New York handed the ball to Trevor Williams, who tossed four shutout innings. He allowed four hits, two walks, and struck out four.

Jeff McNeil led the Mets’ offense with three hits and two RBIs. Michael Perez also drove in a pair of runs while Brandon Nimmo, Starling Marte, Francisco Lindor, and Darin Ruf added RBIs.

In the second game, David Peterson made a spot start for the Mets and surrendered three runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings while walking two and striking out six.

New York scored their only run on a wild pitch in the top of the first. The Mets had just three hits and finished 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position, leaving seven on base.

Jose Butto will make his Major League debut on Sunday as the Mets will try to take three of four from the Phillies. The first pitch is set for 1:35 p.m.