Sunday, September 1, 2019

Game 133 - 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter #83 Aaron Nola

Mets 11Phillies 5
Game 133 - Friday Night, August 30th in Philadelphia
Record - 69-64, 3rd place, 11 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  The bullpen and the offense squandered another strong start from Aaron Nola as the Mets scored 10 runs in the final two innings on their way to an 11-5 win.

What It Means:  Sure there's still a possibility the Phillies make the postseason, but it's getting harder and harder to stay optimistic at this point.

What Happened:  With the Phillies holding a slim 1-0 lead, Nola departed in the seventh inning after allowing the tying run to score on a Wilson Ramos single.  The Mets punished relievers Mike Morin, Jared Hughes and Edgar Garcia, tallying 10 runs on eight hits over the final two frames against the trio.

The Phillies made it slightly interesting in the ninth by scoring four runs, but that couldn't overcome their lack of punch and clutch hitting earlier in the game.

Featured Card:  Only because I don't know who else to go with here, I'll post a Nola card as the ace of the staff deserved a better fate in this game.

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