Aaron Nola’s woes continue in a 6-4 loss to the Yankees. After a two-week layoff, the Phillies hoped Aaron Nola found the cure for ailed him. No pun intended. With a shortened bullpen due to a certain thing we have all had enough of, Nola was counted on to eat some innings. He breezed through the first four but, as has happened most of the season, the defense faltered. More on that in a bit.
Rhys Hoskins 1 for 3, a run scored, stroked a homer run giving Philly a 1-0 lead. Estevan Florial tied it with a run-scoring ground out.
Ronald Torreyes cranked a run-scoring double making it 2-1. That’s when the roof caved in.
Greg Allen was on third base when Tyler Wade lined sharply to Didi Gregorious who threw wildly to Torreyes and the result was Allen scoring making it a 2-2 game. Brett Gardner, all 37 years of him stepped to the plate holding a .191 average. Nola (5 1/3 innings, 7 hits, 4 runs, a walk, and 4 strikeouts) promptly surrendered a bomb and the Yankees were feeling it.
Gary Sanchez took his turn going yard and the Phils went from a 2-1 lead to a 4-2 deficit. Giancarlo Stanton collected the third Bronx Bombers homer before Jean Segura cut the lead to 5-3 with an RBI single. Florial connected on his first major league homer with Andrew McCutchen matching with one of his own to get it to 6-4. Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth to secure the third straight New York victory. The Phillies and Nola’s woes continue.