Game 89 - Monday Night, July 9th in Flushing
Record - 50-39, Tied for 1st place, 5 1/2 games ahead of the Nationals
Massive, Meandering Post-Vacation Catch-Up, Part 10 of 11
What It Means: Nola, named to the N.L. All-Star team on Sunday night, is the first N.L. pitcher to 12 wins this season.
What Happened: Nola was the whole story here, allowing just one hit in his seven innings of work while striking out 10. Tommy Hunter allowed a 9th inning run to the Mets before Victor Arano entered the game to record the final out and his 3rd save.
Featured Card: I love that I'm running out of Nola's 2018 baseball cards to feature in these game summary posts. I featured the "Hot Box Refractor" version of this card back in spring training, but here's Nola's regular card from this year's Topps Heritage set.
Field Report: We followed updates for this game as we rested for the night in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.