The Phillies and Mets took Citi Field for a doubleheader Friday evening and Phillies pro Aaron Nola was certain prepared to storm out of the proverbial gate.
After he hit Mets leadoff man Jeff McNeil with the third pitch of the game and gave up a twofold to Francisco Lindor, Nola assumed control of his opposition. Nola would proceed to strike the next 10 Mets out. That tied the 51-year-old Major League Baseball record, held by the late extraordinary Tom Seaver, then, at that point with the Mets.
Pete Alonso followed the record-tying strikeout with a twofold in the fourth inning.
Nola would later assistance himself by driving home a rush to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. It’s really awful this is a seven-inning doubleheader, on the grounds that Nola was secured enough to pile up 11 strikeouts through four. The MLB record for strikeouts in a game is 20 and he might have made a run at this with an entire nine innings.
Nola likewise set the Phillies franchise record with his 10 consecutive strikeouts. The past Phillies record for consecutive strikeouts was seven (Steve Carlton, Curt Schilling and Jerad Eickhoff).
Preceding Friday, Nola was having a sub-par year, at any rate by his lofty standards. A previous All-Star who has finished third (2018) and seventh (2020) preceding in Cy Young democratic, Nola was 5-4 with a 4.22 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 95 strikeouts in 85 1/3 innings before this beginning. He looked his old self June 13 when he went 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Yankees, yet then last break he was shelled – six runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings – by the Giants. Maybe presently he’ll stay on the track the rest of the season.