Phillies drop a heartbreaker to the Padres. Aaron Nola was perfect for six innings. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite good enough as the San Diego Padres prevailed with a gut check, 4-3 win in the tenth inning.
Philadelphia took a lead off the game’s first batter when Odubel Herrera opened things with a home run.
The perfect game ended with a Brad Miller fielding error. Manny Machado cashed in with the first hit being an RBI single that knotted things up, 1-1. Then, things got strange. Aaron Nola scored off a bases-loaded hit batter. Jean Segura would be plated off another hit by a pitch that pushed the score to 3-1 Phillies.
Down to their last out in the ninth, Jake Cronenworth took Nola deep to once again, tie things up at 3-3. To the tenth, they would go and Connor Brogdon unfurled a wild pitch to complete the Padre comeback. It was the first time since July 8th that San Diego came from behind later than the seventh inning to win.
Philadelphia continues their free fall and drops to 62-60 for the season. The line on Nola is 8 2/3 innings with 2 hits, 2 earned runs, a pair of walks, and fanning 11. Phillies drop a heartbreaker to the Padres.