Jean Segura had his first multi-homer recreation in nearly 5 years, Aaron Nola snapped a nine-start winless streak and the surging Philadelphia Phillies tightened the NL East race, beating the New York Mets 5-3 Saturday evening.
Bryce Harper drove in two runs to assist Philadelphia win its fourth in a row and pull inside one recreation of division-leading Atlanta.
The Phillies had misplaced eight of 11 earlier to their present streak.
“It’s a resilient group that has found a way to bounce back,” Phillies supervisor Joe Girardi talked about. “Just keep playing well, worry about ourselves and we’ll go from there.”
The Mets misplaced their fifth straight and tied a season excessive by falling 5 video video video games beneath .500. New York is 5 1/2 video video video games behind Atlanta and 7 video video video games in as soon as extra of St. Louis for the second NL wild-card spot.
“We want to win, that’s why we’re here,” Mets supervisor Luis Rojas talked about. “It’s another tough loss and a chance at our division, but there are (still) chances. You can’t hang your heads just yet.”
Segura homered inside the primary inning and as quickly as additional contained in the third off Carlos Carrasco (1-3) for his sixth occupation two-homer recreation and first since Sept. 26, 2016, when he went deep twice for the Arizona Diamondbacks in opposition to the Washington Nationals.
The 31-year-old is hitting .325 with 4 homers in 11 video video video games in opposition to the Mets this season and is a occupation .361 hitter at Citi Field with 4 homers and 13 RBIs in 22 video video video games.
“I see the ball really good when we play these guys,” Segura talked about.
Nola (8-8), who was 0-2 with a 5.10 ERA since his earlier win July 25, allowed 4 hits and walked one with 9 strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
“For myself, it’s gone up and down, but I throw that away,” Nola talked about. “We’re in a race right now. Any way I can help and go out, do my job as best I can is what I’m going to do.”
Nola carried a shutout into the sixth, when Brandon Nimmo tripled with one out and scored on Francisco Lindor’s grounder. He was pulled after strolling Pete Alonso and Jose Alvarado struck out Michael Conforto on three pitches.
“I thought he pitched an outstanding game,” Girardi talked about of Nola. “I just thought he was running out of gas.”
Brad Miller and Freddy Galvis greeted Brad Hand with back-to-back doubles contained in the seventh. Harper hit a two-run, two-out double off Trevor May to increase the lead to 5-1.
Dominic Smith had a pinch-hit RBI single contained in the Mets seventh. Nimmo homered main off the eighth.
Ian Kennedy threw a extremely excellent ninth to earn his twenty fourth save.
Carrasco allowed two runs on 5 hits and two walks with 5 strikeouts in six innings. He seemingly would have pitched the seventh nonetheless fouled a pitch off his thumb whereas batting contained in the fifth.
“I couldn’t hold the ball,” Carrasco talked about. “That’s why they took me out.”
IF AT FIRST …
Despite giving up the house run to Segura, Carrasco’s first-inning ERA this season really dropped from 15.00 to 14.40. His occupation first-inning ERA is 4.44 — up from 3.92 earlier to 2021.
THRICE AS NICE
Nimmo’s triple was the Mets’ second in three video video video games, their fifth of the month and eighth since Aug. 16, when Alonso tripled to finish a extreme league-record 68-game streak with no triple. The Mets have 14 triples this season, tying the 1999 membership for the franchise file for the fewest three-baggers in a full season.
Phillies: Girardi talked about LF Andrew McCutchen had the wind knocked out of him whereas making a diving catch to rob Jeff McNeil of worthwhile contained in the seventh. McCutchen remained contained in the recreation after being visited by Girardi and a coach earlier than being pulled for pinch-runner Mickey Moniak after drawing a stroll contained in the eighth.
Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (Tommy John surgical course of) is scheduled to throw batting observe Sunday. It may very well be his second time going by reside batters since his rehab was interrupted by a constructive COVID-19 prognosis. … RHP Jacob deGrom (elbow) threw off the mid-slope Saturday nonetheless nonetheless has no timetable to face batters.
Phillies: RHP Kyle Gibson (10-7, 3.49 ERA) is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA in three begins this month.
Mets: LHP Rich Hill (6-7, 3.88 ERA) is looking for his first win since being acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays July 23. Hill is 0-3 with a 3.88 ERA in 10 video video video games (9 begins) for the Mets.
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