NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola struck out 10 straight Contemporary York Mets batters Friday, tying a most foremost league document that stood alone for bigger than 5 decades.
Hall of Reputation ace Tom Seaver fanned his closing 10 hitters for the Mets in a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres at Shea Stadium on April 22, 1970.
That rate for consecutive strikeouts held for 51 years unless Nola whiffed Michael Conforto leading off the fourth inning within the first sport of a doubleheader at Citi Field, which replaced Shea Stadium because the Mets’ home in 2009 on the identical set in Queens.
That choices a unhealthy knuckle curve, Nola began and ended his ride with punchouts of Conforto, who came off the injured list Wednesday. With the gradual-afternoon crowd chanting his title, Pete Alonso halted the wonderful elope of Ks when he reached across the plate to skedaddle a 1-2 slider all by procedure of the fair-self-discipline line for a line-pressure double.
Nola got off to an inauspicious start. He hit leadoff batter Jeff McNeil with a curveball within the first inning and then gave up a double to Francisco Lindor that left runners at second and third.
The fair-hander struck out Conforto, Alonso and Dominic Smith in succession to withhold Contemporary York off the scoreboard — and didn’t gradual down. James McCann, Kevin Pillar and Luis Guillorme went down within the second, then pitcher Taijuan Walker, McNeil and Lindor within the third.
Seven of the strikeouts throughout Nola’s string had been swinging. He caught Smith, McCann and Walker having a explore.
The ride alone gave Nola his 19th career double-digit strikeout sport and third this season.
Nola moreover singled off the left-self-discipline wall for Philadelphia’s first baserunner within the third and laced an RBI double to deep fair-center off Walker with two outs within the fifth to bring the first elope of the sport.
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