When you can’t stop losing, everything is impossible. It doesn’t help when one of the National League’s best pitchers is on the mound, confident and god-like, self-assured in his belief that he is going to leave your bats cold and silent.
Aarons Nola and Altherr played key roles in the evening’s rubber match, both getting a less than nightly start they could use to boost their reputations. Nola was skewered by curious eyes, lingering concerns about his arm health fading as his pitches flickered and danced around the plate, missing their spots a few more times than necessary. But he did not last long – a mere five innings, exposing the Phillies cushy bullpen to the ravenous, slobbering Mets lineup. There would be seven hits against Nola, along with four earned runs, four walks (ew), and only two strikeouts, on 96 pitches – 61 of which were strikes. He failed to put away a lot of hitters on 0-2 counts, including the aforementioned pitcher.
On the other side was …
Read Original Post at
Sports Media 101 searches and spiders for news it aggregates from across the web about your favorite sport or sports team. This article is originally posted at another site not affiliated with Sports Media 101. The portion of the article posted here is to provide a sample of the content available at the linked site. Please click the link to read the full article. Sports Media 101 does not claim any ownership to the content and all rights are retained by the original copyright owner.Tags: America-hater, Braves, Cameron Rupp, Freddy Galvis, Hector Neris, Joaquin Benoit, Maikel Franco, Mets, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Phillies, Tommy Joseph