PHILADELPHIA — Alec Bohm and J.T. Realmuto each hit a three-run homer, Rhys Hoskins had a solo shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 8-2 on Wednesday.
The Phillies took two of three from their division rivals after opening the season with a three-game sweep of three-time defending NL East champion Atlanta.
Phillies ace Aaron Nola lasted only four innings, pitching out of trouble the final two. He allowed one run and six hits, striking out five.
“He had to grind through,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. “His location and stuff wasn’t sharp but he found a way to get through four innings against a good lineup giving up only one run. That’s the mark of a good pitcher.”
Connor Brogdon (3-0) got five outs to earn his third win in six games. Three relievers pitched the final 3 1/3 innings.
New York starter David Peterson (0-1) surrendered six runs and seven hits in four innings.
The Mets had their season-opening series at Washington wiped out because of a coronavirus outbreak among the Nationals.
“I don’t think that really hurt us,” Mets manager Luis Rojas said of the layoff. “I thought that we prepared well to come into this series and compete. ... We could’ve won this series. There’s no excuse. We go home 1-2.”