Saturday, May 18, 2024

Game 43 - Nola Shuts Down Mets

2024 Topps Now Road to Opening Day #OD-183
Phillies 4
Mets 0
Game 43 - Tuesday Afternoon, May 14th in Flushing
Record - 30-13, 2nd Place, 2 games ahead of the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Aaron Nola was masterful in a complete game shutout victory over the Mets.

What It Means:  The Phillies swept the quick two-game set in Flushing, and made the short bus ride to Philadelphia following the game for two more games with the Mets at home.

What Happened:  Nola allowed four hits, no walks and struck out eight in his first CG SHO since August 25, 2022 against the Reds.  For the second day in a row, Alec Bohm was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, forcing in the game's first run in the third inning.  Brandon Marsh drew a walk with the bases still loaded, forcing in another run.  The Phillies added a few unneeded insurance runs in the ninth when Bryson Stott singled home Kyle Schwarber and Bohm hit a ground rule double to plate Stott.

Featured Card:  It's definitely Nola for this game, and it's odd I only have two cards for Nola so far from 2024.  He's in the Topps Big League set, and the Topps Now Road to Opening Day set, with that card shown here.

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