WHEELER DEALS LIKE HALLADAY, PHILS’ 8TH STRAIGHT SWEEPS METS!

By Sam Bush

On a day when the great Roy Halladay’s Phillies number was retired, Zack Wheeler resembled the Hall of Famer and threw a two-hitter as the Phillies beat the Mets 3-0 for a three-game sweep.

Wheeler walked one and struck out 11, retiring 22 straight batters at one point in the game.

The Phillies’ winning streak is now eight, their since July 29-August 6, 2011, when Halladay’s team won nine straight.

The victory boosted the Phillies’ lead over the Mets to 2 1/2 games in the National League East. The teams are 8-8 against each other this season, with one last three-game set at Citi Field slated for mid-September.

Jean Segura, J.T. Realmuto and Bryce Harper each hit solo home runs against Taijuan Walker in support of Wheeler, whose sixth double-digit strikeout game of the season moved him past Gerrit Cole of the Yankees for the Major League lead with 181 punchouts.

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