--RHP Chris Young made his first start for the Mets Tuesday and not only allowed just one run in 5 1/3 innings to earn the win, but he delivered an offensive outburst of the kind he has never done in his career. Young was 3-for-3 at the plate, including two hits in one inning -- becoming the first Mets pitcher ever to accomplish that.
--3B David Wright matched a career best with four hits Tuesday. After striking out with two runners in scoring position and no one out in the first inning, Wright had a two-run single in the third inning and added two more singles and a double. He is hitting .412 through the first four games.
--CF Angel Pagan had been off to a sluggish start with the bat, entering Tuesday's game just 2-for-11. And while he went hitless against the Phillies Tuesday, he did contribute offensively, getting hit by a pitch in the first inning, stealing a base and drawing a walk in the six-run third inning and scoring on a passed ball.
--LF Jason Bay is continuing to rehabilitate a strained left intercostal muscle in his ribcage in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Bay is eligible to come off the disabled list in time for Saturday's game in New York, but Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he didn't expect that Bay would be ready at that time. Bay is playing catch, but with some soreness still, he has yet to begin swinging a bat.
--RHP Jason Isringhausen is also rehabbing in Florida. But after leaving a minor league game Saturday after 10 pitches with a twinge in his back, the Mets said that there was no issue and he was fine to pitch, continuing on the 15-day plan the team set out for him in extended spring training. After the 15 days, the Mets will decide whether to promote him or let him loose.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"He would've gotten it if he would've gotten a fourth at-bat. I didn't realize he was such a good hitting pitcher. It's exciting. It just makes (Mike) Pelfrey look that much worse." -- 3B David Wright, on getting four hits to Chris Young's three Tuesday.
BY THE NUMBERS
3 -- Hits for Chris Young in his first start for the Mets. He set an individual career best, becoming the first Mets pitcher to accomplish that since Tom Glavine in 2005. He also became the first Mets pitcher ever with two hits in one inning. Young did not have a hit in four starts last season.
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