Friday, May 27, 2022

Game 45 - Nola Dominates Braves in Win

2022 Topps Gypsy Queen #242
Phillies 4
, Braves 1
Game 45 - Thursday Night, May 26th in Atlanta
Record - 21-24, Tied for 2nd Place, 7 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  Earning his first win since opening day, Aaron Nola nearly went the distance and struck out ten in this 4-1 win.

What It Means:  The Phillies split their four-game series with the Braves, and they travelled to New York following the game for a three-game weekend series against the Mets.

What Happened:  Nola went 8 1/3 innings, throwing 109 pitches and allowing just the one run on five hits.  Closer Corey Knebel allowed the Nola inherited run to score, but recorded the final two outs of the game.  J.T. Realmuto hit a solo home run, his third, in the third inning.  Odubel Herrera and Nick Castellanos drove in the next three runs with RBI doubles.

Featured Card:  Here's the steam-punky, Jules Vernesque Gyspy Queen card for Aaron Nola from this just-released Topps set.

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