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Zack Wheeler did it all for the Mets on Tuesday night as they defeated the Phillies 9-0. Wheeler pitched 7 shutout innings and struck out 11 batters. Wheeler also brought his best stuff in the batters box in this game as he had a two-run double in the second inning and a solo home run in the fourth. Todd Frazier hit a grand slam to break the game open in the fifth and the Mets bullpen took care of the Phillies in the eighth and ninth innings to secure the shift. Jason Vargas gets the call tonight as the Mets go for the series sweep.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Newsday, NY Post, Daily News, Faith and Fear in Flushing, and the New York Times.

Brandon Nimmo left the game early Tuesday night with a left oblique “twinge”.

Zack Wheeler was the first player in 2019 to throw a pitch at 100 mph as well as hit a ball at 100 mph this season. Tim Britton writes that Wheeler’s start shows what kind of pitcher he can be.

Ken Davidoff writes that if the Mets aren’t going to sign Dallas Keuchel, they should get Gio Gonzalez instead to end the Jason Vargas experiment.

Todd Frazier’s grand slam is further proof that he is back.

Pete Alonso is beginning to take the next steps in his development as a hitter.

The Mets playful and loose demeanor is on full display prior to games.

Around the National League East

The Nationals beat the Rockies behind a strong night from Victor Robles.

The Braves walked nine batters as they lost the first game of their series with the Reds 7-6.

The Marlins beat the Indians 3-1.

Around Major League Baseball

Eddie Rosario became the first Twins player to have 10 home runs before the beginning of May.

Rich Hill is set to make his season debut this Sunday.

Former MLB player Eric Byrnes has set a world record.

Dale Murphy played against some of the best players of all time, but he says Mike Trout is better than all of them.

Padres prospect Anderson Espinoza underwent his second Tommy John surgery.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The fourth episode of UnforMETable is now out!

Chris McShane thinks Noah Syndergaard will be just fine despite his early season struggles.

Steve Sypa looks at the Mets Minor League players of the week.

Lukas Vlahos delivered the daily prospect report.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to Carlos Beltran!