New York Mets

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 12: Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets gestures as he crosses the plate after hitting a home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on April 12, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

It was a good day for a shutout, and much needed shutouts for that matter with regard to both the New York Mets and New York Yankees.

Coming off a dispiriting 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, the Mets blanked the Phillies 2-0 on Tuesday behind another stellar effort by Tylor Megill. Megill, in his second start since taking over the spot once held by Jacob deGrom in the Mets rotation, held Philadelphia to just three hits over 5-1/3 innings of work to improve to 2-0. In two starts Megill is pitching to a 0.00 ERA.

Meanwhile the Mets bullpen that was so maligned in defeats on Sunday and Monday rebounded in a big way on Tuesday. After a shutout inning by Chasen Shreve, Drew Smith was spectacular in 1-2/3 shoutout innings for New York. His biggest moment was striking out by Rhys Hoskins and Didi Gregorious to get out of the jam.

Edwin Diaz locked up the save, even though it wasn’t easy, after letting up a couple of singles earlier in the inning.

The Mets scoring was limited to a solo home run by Brandon Nimmo and a RBI single for Franciso Lindor.

Meanwhile the Yankees blanked the Blue Jays 4-0, just 24 hours after Toronto shut New York out.

Leftfielder Aaron Hicks had a huge night with a two-run homer and a leaping catch in left-center in his first standout performance in over a year since wrist surgery.

Nestor Cortes and four relievers combined to five-hit the Blue Jays. Clay Holmes got the victory after striking out a pair over 1-2/3 innings of work. The Yankees (3-2) continue their against Toronto this evening.