Aaron Nola had a rough start. Three runs in the first inning.
But the offense, led by a potentially resurgent Bryce Harper, bailed him out quickly. Harper homered to center on the first pitch he saw.
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Then Alec Bohm homered to right.
...to back... pic.twitter.com/XCyTIzucWw— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 17, 2020
Then Didi Gregorius homered to right center.
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Back to back to back homers in the first inning. Jean Segura narrowly missed a fourth homer with a long triple, and scored on Adam Haseley’s single. Just like that, 4-3 Phillies.
The Phils would add on in the second, capped off by Harper’s absolute moonshot off the facing of the third deck. 6-3.
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Nola settled in and retired the next six batters he faced, and kept the Mets off the board until Pete Alonso homered in the sixth. That was it for Nola and the bullpen promptly allowed two more runs. 6-6.
Things stayed calm until the ninth—including a perfect 8th inning by David Phelps striking out the side (not what I would have predicted)—until Brandon Workman allowed a bunch of runs and Garret Cleavinger allowed a bunch more. 10-6 Mets.
Mickey Moniak made his debut at the plate and reached base on a walk in the bottom of the ninth to load the bases, but there was no rally. Also Segura left the game with an injury after being hit by a pitch on his left arm.