Nola's pitching, Bruce's power lead Phillies over Mets 8-3

NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Nola, Jay Bruce and the Philadelphia Phillies see plenty of reasons why they can play even better after the All-Star Game.

The Mets? Well, they say there's always hope.

Nola held the Mets hitless into the sixth inning, Bruce homered twice and the Phillies quieted New York with an 8-3 victory Sunday.

The Phils headed into the break at 47-43 - they were 53-42 at this point last year and envisioned more after adding Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto, Andrew McCutchen and others in an offseason push.

''I think we all know that we underachieved in the first half,'' said Bruce, a big hitter since being acquired in June.

The Phillies led the NL East for most of the season, but injuries to McCutchen and the bullpen caught up to them.

''Some adversity in the first half,'' manager Gabe Kapler said. ''We're in a good position. We're feeling pretty confident.''

The Mets, meanwhile, are 40-50, not what they imagined after adding Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz, Jed Lowrie and more in the offseason.

''I feel like we can make a run at this thing,'' manager Mickey Callaway said. ''We can sneak into that wild card, sneak back in this division. Look what the Nationals have done in a 2 1/2-week period.''

''Anything can happen in baseball, I've seen it all. We need to have a sense of urgency because of the possibilities. And in my mind, anything's possible,'' he said.

The Mets' highlight of the day: Rookie All-Star Pete Alonso hit his 30th home run to break up Nola's no-hit bid.

Bruce drove in four runs against his former team and Rhys Hoskins homered as the Phillies took two of three in the series.

The feuding division rivals kept their cool and there were no warnings from the umpires, a day after a tense game in which Jake Arrieta hit Todd Frazier and later said if the Mets veteran was still upset, ''he can come see me and I'll put a dent in his skull.''

Hoskins was hit in the left thigh by a pitch from reliever Wilmer Font in the seventh. As fans cheered, Hoskins spun around and slung a leg guard toward the dugout, then took his base without incident.

In April, Mets reliever Jacob Rhame was suspended two games and fined for zinging two fastballs over Hoskins' head, apparent retaliation for two Mets getting drilled.

Hoskins later got even, homering off Rhame and taking an amazingly slow trot around the bases. This time, Hoskins homered in the ninth and routinely went about his business.

Nola (8-2) extended his scoreless streak to 22 innings before Alonso hit a two-run drive with one out. The right-hander allowed three hits in 6 2/3 innings - he has never pitched a complete game as a pro, totaling 112 starts in the majors and 31 in the minors.

His assessment of the Phils so far: ''Up-and-down first half.''

Zack Wheeler (6-6) was tagged for six runs in five-plus innings, an outing that definitely didn't enhance his trade value as the July 31 deadline approaches.

Hoskins hit an RBI double, Realmuto followed with a two-run double and Bruce had an RBI single in the first.

Bruce hit a two-run homer that finished Wheeler in the sixth and connected in the eighth for his 28th career multihomer game and third this year. The Mets traded Bruce to Seattle in the winter as part of a package for Cano and Diaz, the Mariners dealt him to the Phillies in June.

Bruce has 24 homers and 57 RBIs. With 14 home runs for Seattle and 10 for the Phillies, he is first big leaguer to reach double-digits for two teams before the All-Star break, STATS said.

Adeiny Hechavarria connected for his first pinch-hit homer in the Mets ninth.

BUMPING ALONG

Harper caught a pair of flyballs in right field despite center fielder Scott Kingery bumping into him both times.

Kapler kiddingly likened it to a collision between ''an outside linebacker and a fullback blocking.''

PETE'S POWER

Alonso, ready to play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Cleveland, set an NL rookie record with 68 RBIs before the break. He was tied with Albert Pujols, who had 66 for the Cardinals in 2001. Walt Dropo set the major league mark of 83 for the Red Sox in 1950.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: Arrieta has bone spurs in his right elbow and will be checked to see whether surgery is needed. He is 8-7 with a 4.67 ERA.

Mets: OF Michael Conforto (back) entered in the seventh inning. Callaway said Conforto should be OK to start after the break.

UP NEXT

Phillies: Start the second half Friday night with a three-game series at home against Washington.

Mets: LHP Jason Vargas (3-4, 3.77 ERA) starts Friday night at Miami. The Mets begin the second half with a nine-game trip that includes stops in Minnesota and San Francisco. LHP Steven Matz is set to return from the bullpen and rejoin the rotation.

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PHI47-43
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NYM40-50
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  • W: A. Nola (8-2)L: Z. Wheeler (6-6)
  • HR: PHI - J. Bruce 2 (24), R. Hoskins (20), NYM - A. Hechavarria (5), P. Alonso (30)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Kingery CF51100021.292.344.545.8891.0
J. Segura SS50200001.278.322.447.7694.0
B. Harper RF51200001.253.370.470.8393.0
R. Hoskins 1B42221011.263.401.530.93110.5
J. Realmuto C42120112.273.328.438.7676.5
J. Bruce LF42342000.243.292.575.86715.0
C. Hernandez 2B40200011.285.339.420.7591.5
M. Franco 3B30000112.227.296.413.7090.5
A. Nola P30000032.029.150.029.179-1.5
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Miller PH10000011.271.358.508.867-0.5
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Morgan in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil RF-LF51000014.349.409.509.9170.5
P. Alonso 1B41121010.280.372.6341.0066.5
R. Cano 2B40100000.240.287.360.6461.0
T. Frazier 3B30000101.256.340.443.7831.0
D. Smith LF30000022.304.389.551.939-1.0
W. Font P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
a- A. Hechavarria PH11111000.229.260.427.6876.0
W. Ramos C30000110.272.349.408.7570.5
A. Rosario SS40200002.260.299.414.7133.0
J. Lagares CF30000013.175.242.252.494-0.5
b- J. Davis PH10000001.279.341.468.8090.0
Z. Wheeler P10000000.289.308.421.7290.0
J. Familia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- L. Guillorme PH10000000.143.182.143.3250.0
M. Conforto RF00000200.244.359.470.8302.0
  • a-homered for Font in the 9th
  • b-lined out for Lagares in the 9th
  • c-grounded out for Familia in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Hoskins (20), J. Realmuto (19)
  • HR - R. Hoskins (20), J. Bruce 2 (24)
  • RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (59), J. Realmuto 2 (42), J. Bruce 4 (57)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins (20)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Kingery, R. Hoskins, J. Realmuto 2 (2), A. Nola 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rosario (16)
  • HR - P. Alonso (30), A. Hechavarria (5)
  • RBI - P. Alonso 2 (68), A. Hechavarria (16)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McNeil 4 (4), D. Smith, J. Lagares 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Segura (7)
FIELDING
  • E - R. Hoskins (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Frazier-Cano-Alonso)
  • E - J. McNeil (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (W, 8-2)6.23213613.741.3024.0
A. Morgan (H, 15)0.10000004.150.970.0
T. Hunter1.00000000.000.463.0
H. Neris1.02111013.161.08-1.0
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (W, 8-2)6.2
A. Morgan (H, 15)0.1
T. Hunter1.0
H. Neris1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Wheeler (L, 6-6)5.08662714.691.28-2.5
J. Familia1.01000107.501.832.5
W. Font3.04220225.201.384.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Wheeler (L, 6-6)5.0
J. Familia1.0
W. Font3.0
PITCHING
  • WP - H. Neris
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 99-68, A. Morgan 3-2, T. Hunter 12-8, H. Neris 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 11-4
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 27, A. Morgan, T. Hunter 3, H. Neris 6
PITCHING
  • IBB - Z. Wheeler (3)
  • HBP - W. Font (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 104-67, J. Familia 13-7, W. Font 49-31
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 3-4, J. Familia 1-0, W. Font 1-6
  • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 24, J. Familia 3, W. Font 14
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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PHI47-43
4000020118131
NYM40-50
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Kingery CF51100021.292.344.545.8891.0
J. Segura SS50200001.278.322.447.7694.0
B. Harper RF51200001.253.370.470.8393.0
R. Hoskins 1B42221011.263.401.530.93110.5
J. Realmuto C42120112.273.328.438.7676.5
J. Bruce LF42342000.243.292.575.86715.0
C. Hernandez 2B40200011.285.339.420.7591.5
M. Franco 3B30000112.227.296.413.7090.5
A. Nola P30000032.029.150.029.179-1.5
A. Morgan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- B. Miller PH10000011.271.358.508.867-0.5
T. Hunter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Morgan in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. McNeil RF-LF51000014.349.409.509.9170.5
P. Alonso 1B41121010.280.372.6341.0066.5
R. Cano 2B40100000.240.287.360.6461.0
T. Frazier 3B30000101.256.340.443.7831.0
D. Smith LF30000022.304.389.551.939-1.0
W. Font P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
a- A. Hechavarria PH11111000.229.260.427.6876.0
W. Ramos C30000110.272.349.408.7570.5
A. Rosario SS40200002.260.299.414.7133.0
J. Lagares CF30000013.175.242.252.494-0.5
b- J. Davis PH10000001.279.341.468.8090.0
Z. Wheeler P10000000.289.308.421.7290.0
J. Familia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
c- L. Guillorme PH10000000.143.182.143.3250.0
M. Conforto RF00000200.244.359.470.8302.0
Total3335324613-----
  • a-homered for Font in the 9th
  • b-lined out for Lagares in the 9th
  • c-grounded out for Familia in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - R. Hoskins (20), J. Realmuto (19)
  • HR - R. Hoskins (20), J. Bruce 2 (24)
  • RBI - R. Hoskins 2 (59), J. Realmuto 2 (42), J. Bruce 4 (57)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Hoskins (20)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Kingery, R. Hoskins, J. Realmuto 2 (2), A. Nola 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rosario (16)
  • HR - P. Alonso (30), A. Hechavarria (5)
  • RBI - P. Alonso 2 (68), A. Hechavarria (16)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. McNeil 4 (4), D. Smith, J. Lagares 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Segura (7)
FIELDING
  • E - R. Hoskins (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Frazier-Cano-Alonso)
  • E - J. McNeil (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (W, 8-2)6.23213613.741.3024.0
A. Morgan (H, 15)0.10000004.150.970.0
T. Hunter1.00000000.000.463.0
H. Neris1.02111013.161.08-1.0
Total9.0532462---
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (W, 8-2)6.2
A. Morgan (H, 15)0.1
T. Hunter1.0
H. Neris1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Wheeler (L, 6-6)5.08662714.691.28-2.5
J. Familia1.01000107.501.832.5
W. Font3.04220225.201.384.0
Total9.013882103---
PITCHERSIP
Z. Wheeler (L, 6-6)5.0
J. Familia1.0
W. Font3.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - H. Neris
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 99-68, A. Morgan 3-2, T. Hunter 12-8, H. Neris 20-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 11-4
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 27, A. Morgan, T. Hunter 3, H. Neris 6
PITCHING
  • IBB - Z. Wheeler (3)
  • HBP - W. Font (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Wheeler 104-67, J. Familia 13-7, W. Font 49-31
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Wheeler 3-4, J. Familia 1-0, W. Font 1-6
  • Batters Faced - Z. Wheeler 24, J. Familia 3, W. Font 14
  • 9TH INNING
    Hechavarria homered to right center83
    Hoskins homered to left82
  • 8TH INNING
    Bruce homered to right center72
  • 6TH INNING
    Alonso homered to right center, McNeil scored62
    Bruce homered to center, Realmuto scored60
  • 1ST INNING
    Bruce singled to right, Realmuto scored, Bruce to second on left fielder McNeil throwing error40
    Realmuto doubled to deep left, Harper and Hoskins scored30
    Hoskins doubled to deep right center, Kingery scored, Harper to third10
  • 9TH INNING
    • W. Font Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Foul, Segura lined out to center
    • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Harper flied out to center
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hoskins homered to left
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Realmuto lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Hector Neris relieved Tommy Hunter
    • Adeiny Hechavarria hit for Wilmer Font
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Strike looking, Hechavarria homered to right center
    • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Foul, Ramos flied out to deep center
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario doubled to deep right
    • J.D. Davis hit for Juan Lagares
    • J. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Davis lined out to shortstop
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Rosario to third on wild pitch, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked
    • J. McNeil: Strike looking, Ball, McNeil flied out to right
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • W. Font Pitching:
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Bruce homered to right center
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez singled to right
    • M. Franco: Ball, Ball, Franco flied out to center
    • Brad Miller hit for Adam Morgan
    • B. Miller: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Miller struck out swinging
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Tommy Hunter pitching
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Strike swinging, Alonso lined out to pitcher
    • R. Cano: Strike looking, Strike looking, Cano flied out to left
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Frazier lined out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Wilmer Font pitching
    • Michael Conforto in right field
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Kingery flied out to deep right
    • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Segura singled to shallow right
    • B. Harper: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Segura stole second, Harper fouled out to third
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Hoskins hit by pitch
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Foul, Realmuto reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hoskins out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Ramos grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rosario singled to deep right
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Lagares flied out to right
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked, Rosario to second
    • Adam Morgan relieved Aaron Nola
    • J. McNeil: Ball, Foul, McNeil flied out to deep right
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Realmuto walked
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Ball, Bruce homered to center, Realmuto scored
    • Jeurys Familia relieved Zack Wheeler
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Franco: Foul, Franco grounded into double play third to second to first, Hernandez out at second
    • A. Nola: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Guillorme hit for Jeurys Familia
    • L. Guillorme: Ball, Ball, Guillorme grounded out to second
    • J. McNeil: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, McNeil safe at first on 1st baseman Hoskins fielding error
    • P. Alonso: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Alonso homered to right center, McNeil scored
    • R. Cano: Strike looking, Cano singled to right
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Frazier grounded out to third, Cano to second
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Smith grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Segura grounded out to second
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Harper flied out to deep center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • W. Ramos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramos struck out swinging
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rosario grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Lagares: Lagares grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • M. Franco: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • A. Nola: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kingery struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • R. Cano: Cano flied out to deep right
    • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Frazier flied out to right
    • D. Smith: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bruce grounded out to second
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez flied out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • Z. Wheeler: Strike looking, Foul, Wheeler grounded out to shortstop
    • J. McNeil: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, McNeil grounded out to second
    • P. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Ball, Kingery fouled out to left
    • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Segura singled to left
    • B. Harper: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Harper singled to right, Segura to third, Harper out at second
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hoskins grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • W. Ramos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramos walked, Frazier to second
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario flied out to deep left
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • Z. Wheeler Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery singled to shallow center
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike looking, Segura lined out to left
    • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Harper singled to right center, Kingery to third
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Hoskins doubled to deep right center, Kingery scored, Harper to third
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto doubled to deep left, Harper and Hoskins scored
    • J. Bruce: Ball, Foul, Bruce singled to right, Realmuto scored, Bruce to second on left fielder McNeil throwing error
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Hernandez struck out on foul tip
    • M. Franco: Franco intentionally walked
    • A. Nola: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. McNeil: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McNeil struck out swinging
    • P. Alonso: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Alonso grounded out to pitcher
    • R. Cano: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cano grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)