Phillies 3, Red Sox 2
Game 125 - Tuesday Night, August 20th in Boston
Record - 65-60, Tied for 3rd place, 9 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Aaron Nola tamed the Boston offense in this 3-2 Phillies win.
What It Means: The Phillies remain two games behind the Cubs (and tied with the Mets) for the second N.L. Wild Card.
What Happened: Nola was dominant, and other than a third inning home run from Jackie Bradley, Jr., the Red Sox didn't mount any real threats against him. He allowed two runs on four hits while striking out seven and was pulled after seven innings having thrown 104 pitches. Jose Alvarez, Mike Morin and Hector Neris were effective out of the bullpen, keeping the Red Sox off the board over the final two frames.
The Phillies scored three quick runs in the first on a Jean Segura double and a Scott Kingery single and then unfortunately took the rest of the night off. Boston held the Phillies line-up hitless after the fourth inning.
Featured Card: This card celebrates 30 years of Bowman (the second coming) with a style reminiscent of the 1989 Bowman set.
Transactions: In a roster reshuffling that's solely a paper move, Jerad Eickhoff was activated from the injured list and optioned to Lehigh Valley. He'll be back when rosters expand on September 1st. Jake Arrieta was transferred to the 60-day IL.