Nick Williams made the Mets cry
In the sixth inning, Carlos Santana doubled. Maikel Franco lined out, and then Scott Kingery walked (seriously, he did!). A strikeout later, Nick Williams saved the game.
When you're in a pinch....— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) May 13, 2018
Bring in Nick Williams. pic.twitter.com/S6l7UNoUvL
Three-run pinch hit home run.
Nick Williams 2018 pinch hitting: .467/.500/.867, 2 HRs in 16 PAs— Ben Harris (@byBenHarris) May 13, 2018
Nick Williams is a wizard. Give the man more playing time.
Aaron Nola made the Mets cry
It wasn’t the cleanest, most beautiful Aaron Nola outing ever, but he got the job done. He went six innings and gave up just one run and two walks. He struck out four. His ERA went from 2.04 to 1.99. And today, no one ruined his hard work.
Well, mostly. Tommy Hunter started the seventh, got two outs, and then gave up a run to bring the Mets within one run. But this time, the Phillies bullpen wouldn’t wilt under the additional pressure. And also, Carlos Santana hit a homer to lead off the eighth inning.
Odubel Herrera was awesome and also made the Mets cry
Odubel is still doing things, guys. And it’s spectacular. Today? He walked.
Odubel Herrera has reached base in 41-straight games, which ties Pete Rose (1982) and Don Hurst (1929) for fifth-longest streak in Phillies history.— Matt Breen (@matt_breen) May 13, 2018
He also had a hit. His batting average is an MLB best .360. And he did this!
Odubel Herrera's obviously auditioning for a shampoo commercial. pic.twitter.com/PtJVkHdkjU— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 13, 2018
In short: the Mets lost, the Phillies won, and I enjoyed it so much. The Mets didn’t actually cry, but I did. I shed tears of sweet, sweet relief. Thank you for winning, Phillies. Smell ya later, Mets.
Have an excellent evening.