Sunday, August 14, 2022

Game 113 - deGrom Wins Duel Against Nola

2017 Choice Lehigh Valley
IronPigs #7
Mets 1
, Phillies 0
Game 113 - Saturday Night, August 13th in Flushing
Record - 63-50, 3rd Place, 10 1/2 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  It was a showdown between Aaron Nola and Jacob deGrom, with deGrom and the Mets coming out on top, 1-0.

What It Means:  Great game, lousy outcome.  But the Phillies hung in there against one of the best in the game, and actually had a chance in the ninth to come back.

What Happened:  Nola went the whole eight innings, allowing a run on four hits while striking out eight.  The Mets run scored in the first when Pete Alonso singled home Starling Marte.  deGrom went six innings, allowing two singles and striking out 10.  Mets closer Edwin Diaz walked Rhys Hoskins and J.T. Realmuto in the top of the ninth, but Nick Castellanos struck out to end the ballgame.

Featured Card:  As mentioned at the end of the TV broadcast, the last Phillies pitcher to throw an eight inning complete game and lose was Ben Lively, who did it on September 10, 2017 against the Nationals.  Ryan Madson recorded the save in that game for the Nationals.

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