Red Sox 2, Phillies 1
Game 147 - Friday Night, September 14th in Philadelphia
Record - 76-71, 4th place, 15 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Aaron Nola was brilliant, but the Phillies offense went quiet against Eduardo Rodriguez in this 2-1 loss to the Red Sox.
What It Means: The Phillies have lost the last five games Nola has started, which isn't ideal with your ace on the mound while in the hunt for a postseason berth.
What Happened: Nola left the game with the scored tied at one after seven innings, having struck out nine and allowing four hits. His sole blemish was an RBI double to Christian Vazquez in his final inning. Hector Neris allowed the eventual winning run to score in the ninth on a sacrifice fly. The only Phillies run scored when Maikel Franco walked in the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded.
Featured Card: It was another loss, but Nola still gets the card.