Friday, June 29, 2018

Game 79 - 2018 Phillies Team Issue 2 #27 Aaron Nola

Phillies 4, Nationals 3
Game 79 - Thursday Night, June 28th in Philadelphia
Record - 43-36, 2nd place, 2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Aaron Nola was in control for his 7 2/3 innings of work and Rhys Hoskins contributed another home run in this 4-3 win over the Nationals.

What It Means:  Can a series in late June/early July be crucial?  The Phillies are now 12-15 in the incredibly difficult (schedule-wise) month of June, which all and all isn't that bad.  A few more hits, a few less errors and some effective pitching from Jake Arrieta could have seen the team finish the month with a record over .500.

What Happened:  Nola won his 10th, striking out 8 in the process.  Tommy Hunter gave up a pair of runs in the 9th before Seranthony Dominguez entered for the final two outs and his 6th save.  The three-hit night from Hoskins included his 13th home run and his 19th double.

Featured Card:  Nola signed this photo card for me during the recent Phillies Phestival.  The young pitcher has an impressive, and readable, autograph.

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