Phillies 7, Padres 1
Game 129 - Friday Night, August 28th in Philadelphia
Record - 51-78
One Sentence Summary: Aaron Nola came through again with a fine pitching performance as the Phillies downed the Padres, 7-1.
What It Means: It's nice to get a relatively easy win after the disastrous Mets series.
What Happened: Nola pitched seven strong innings, allowing just the lone Padres run on two hits. Jerome Williams, recently demoted to the bullpen, pitched the final two scoreless innings and picked up a save since he entered in the eighth in a save situation.
The Phillies plated five runs in the eighth thanks to an RBI triple from Aaron Altherr, a two-run double from pinch-hitter Jeff Francouer and a three-run home run from Cameron Rupp. Altherr also made a nice diving catch for the first out of the ballgame.
Featured Card: I'm slowly working my way through Nola's 2015 baseball cards, and this is another insert card from the Bowman release.