Nola dominant again as Phillies beat Mets 3-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Simple is working for Aaron Nola.

Nola held an opponent to two runs or fewer for his 10th straight start, Freddy Galvis had a go-ahead single during a fifth-inning rally and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the veteran-shedding New York Mets 3-1 on Saturday night.

Nola (9-7) gave up one run and two hits in seven innings with eight strikeouts and two walks. He is 6-2 with a 1.71 ERA in his last 10 starts and is the only Phillies pitcher since 1900 to have 10 straight starts of at least six innings while allowing two runs or fewer, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

''I'm not trying to do too much,'' Nola said. ''I'm just trying to simplify things. You're taught to keep the ball down, and that's what I try to do.''

Cesar Hernandez and Tommy Joseph also had RBIs for the Phillies, who won despite just five hits. Odubel Herrera extended his career-best hitting streak to 15 games with an eighth-inning single.

''It's nice to come in here with a smile,'' Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin said. ''Nola was fantastic.''

New York lost at Philadelphia for the first time in six games this season. Yoenis Cespedes hit his 10th homer in 18 games at Philadelphia, which put the Mets ahead in the fourth.

Having already traded Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda and Addison Reed, the Mets dealt veteran infielder Neil Walker and cash to the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named. Walker was scratched from New York's lineup and left the ballpark in the sixth inning.

''I'm excited to be back in a playoff race,'' he said.

Steven Matz (2-6) dropped to 0-5 in his last eight starts, but improved over recent outings by allowing two runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. Matz is 0-5 with a 9.51 ERA in his last seven appearances.

''He was much, much better,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said. ''He kept us in the game. A couple of ground balls. Other than that, he pitched well.''

Matz held the Phillies hitless until Nick Williams' leadoff infield single in the fifth. Maikel Franco singled, Nola sacrificed, and singles by Hernandez and Galvis put the Phillies ahead 2-1.

Ricardo Pinto struck out Cespedes on a 98 mph pitch to strand two runners in the eighth, and Tommy Joseph hit a sacrifice fly against Erik Goeddel in the bottom half.

Luis Garcia came on with one on and one out in the ninth and earned his second save in his fifth tries by striking out pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores and retiring Travis d'Arnaud on a groundout.

LATE START

The game was delayed 33 minutes due to an on-field pregame ceremony in which the Phillies honored players inducted into of their Wall of Fame while paying tribute to deceased members Jim Bunning, Darren Daulton and Dallas Green.

SCUFFLING

Philadelphia's Rhys Hoskins went 0 for 4 with a strikeout and is hitless in 10 at-bats with four strikeouts since he was brought up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

WEB GEM

Mets rookie SS Amed Rosario made a jump throw from just in front of the outfield grass to throw out Hoskins on a fourth-inning grounder.

''We heard about how good he was defensively and he's shown every bit of it,'' Collins said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: RHP Matt Harvey threw 18 pitches in an inning for Class A Brooklyn in his first rehab start since going on the DL on June 15 with a stress injury in his right shoulder. Harvey allowed a run one hit. ... RHP Jacob deGrom (bruised triceps) is on schedule to make his next start after a bullpen session on Saturday. DeGrom was hit on the right arm above the elbow on Williams' liner Thursday.

Phillies: Williams was plunked on the right hand by a Matz fastball in the sixth inning but stayed in the game.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Chris Flexen (1-1, 8.49) is to start for Mets on Sunday after beating Texas for his first big league win. Phillies starter RHP Zach Eflin (1-3) is coming off his first major league win this season, 5-2 over Atlanta on Tuesday.

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AP freelance writer Andrew Gruman in Milwaukee contributed to this report.

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  • W: A. Nola (9-7)L: S. Matz (2-6)S: L. Garcia (2)
  • HR: NYM - Y. Cespedes (14)
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J. Reyes 2B30000111.218.283.370.6520.5
Y. Cespedes LF41111023.275.324.512.8355.0
M. Conforto CF30000110.287.394.573.9680.5
A. Cabrera 3B40100011.262.332.402.7350.5
D. Smith 1B30000001.167.167.167.3330.0
a- W. Flores PH10000011.285.317.504.821-0.5
T. d'Arnaud C40000022.231.281.412.693-1.0
A. Rosario SS30100000.237.256.447.7041.0
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C. Bradford P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Granderson PH00000100.221.329.452.7811.0
E. Goeddel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Smith in the 9th
  • b-walked for Bradford in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40110001.293.364.424.7882.0
F. Galvis SS31110101.257.307.410.7174.0
O. Herrera CF40100002.285.328.465.7931.0
R. Hoskins LF40000012.000.167.000.167-0.5
T. Joseph 1B30010010.246.302.430.7320.5
N. Williams RF11100200.300.354.523.8775.0
M. Franco 3B41100004.228.281.399.6802.0
L. Garcia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Rupp C20000112.227.316.418.7340.5
A. Nola P10000001.031.114.031.1460.0
a- H. Kim PH10000000.215.303.271.5740.0
R. Pinto P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Milner P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Blanco 3B00000000.167.244.231.4750.0
  • a-flied out for Nola in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rosario
  • HR - Y. Cespedes (14)
  • RBI - Y. Cespedes (36)
BATTING
  • SF - T. Joseph (3)
  • SH - A. Nola (2)
  • RBI - C. Hernandez (22), F. Galvis (49), T. Joseph (57)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Hernandez (8), F. Galvis (19)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Rosario (2)
FIELDING
  • PB - C. Rupp (8)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Matz (L, 2-6)5.24222105.541.472.5
C. Bradford1.10000104.151.153.5
E. Goeddel1.01112103.501.22-0.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Matz (L, 2-6)5.2
C. Bradford1.1
E. Goeddel1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (W, 9-7)7.02112813.021.1530.0
R. Pinto (H, 2)1.00002205.601.752.0
H. Milner (H, 3)0.11000003.381.50-1.0
L. Garcia (S, 2)0.20000103.081.277.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (W, 9-7)7.0
R. Pinto (H, 2)1.0
H. Milner (H, 3)0.1
L. Garcia (S, 2)0.2
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Matz (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 99-63, C. Bradford 15-11, E. Goeddel 21-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 8-8, C. Bradford 2-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Matz 24, C. Bradford 4, E. Goeddel 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 108-70, R. Pinto 33-21, H. Milner 6-5, L. Garcia 6-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 9-4, R. Pinto 1-0, L. Garcia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 25, R. Pinto 5, H. Milner 2, L. Garcia 2
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Nimmo RF30000121.276.417.310.7270.0
J. Reyes 2B30000111.218.283.370.6520.5
Y. Cespedes LF41111023.275.324.512.8355.0
M. Conforto CF30000110.287.394.573.9680.5
A. Cabrera 3B40100011.262.332.402.7350.5
D. Smith 1B30000001.167.167.167.3330.0
a- W. Flores PH10000011.285.317.504.821-0.5
T. d'Arnaud C40000022.231.281.412.693-1.0
A. Rosario SS30100000.237.256.447.7041.0
S. Matz P20000011.150.150.150.300-0.5
C. Bradford P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Granderson PH00000100.221.329.452.7811.0
E. Goeddel P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Smith in the 9th
  • b-walked for Bradford in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B40110001.293.364.424.7882.0
F. Galvis SS31110101.257.307.410.7174.0
O. Herrera CF40100002.285.328.465.7931.0
R. Hoskins LF40000012.000.167.000.167-0.5
T. Joseph 1B30010010.246.302.430.7320.5
N. Williams RF11100200.300.354.523.8775.0
M. Franco 3B41100004.228.281.399.6802.0
L. Garcia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Rupp C20000112.227.316.418.7340.5
A. Nola P10000001.031.114.031.1460.0
a- H. Kim PH10000000.215.303.271.5740.0
R. Pinto P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
H. Milner P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Blanco 3B00000000.167.244.231.4750.0
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  • a-flied out for Nola in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Rosario
  • HR - Y. Cespedes (14)
  • RBI - Y. Cespedes (36)
BATTING
  • SF - T. Joseph (3)
  • SH - A. Nola (2)
  • RBI - C. Hernandez (22), F. Galvis (49), T. Joseph (57)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Hernandez (8), F. Galvis (19)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - A. Rosario (2)
FIELDING
  • PB - C. Rupp (8)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Matz (L, 2-6)5.24222105.541.472.5
C. Bradford1.10000104.151.153.5
E. Goeddel1.01112103.501.22-0.5
Total8.0533430---
PITCHERSIP
S. Matz (L, 2-6)5.2
C. Bradford1.1
E. Goeddel1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Nola (W, 9-7)7.02112813.021.1530.0
R. Pinto (H, 2)1.00002205.601.752.0
H. Milner (H, 3)0.11000003.381.50-1.0
L. Garcia (S, 2)0.20000103.081.277.5
Total9.03114111---
PITCHERSIP
A. Nola (W, 9-7)7.0
R. Pinto (H, 2)1.0
H. Milner (H, 3)0.1
L. Garcia (S, 2)0.2
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - S. Matz (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 99-63, C. Bradford 15-11, E. Goeddel 21-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 8-8, C. Bradford 2-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Matz 24, C. Bradford 4, E. Goeddel 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Nola 108-70, R. Pinto 33-21, H. Milner 6-5, L. Garcia 6-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Nola 9-4, R. Pinto 1-0, L. Garcia 1-0
  • Batters Faced - A. Nola 25, R. Pinto 5, H. Milner 2, L. Garcia 2
  • 8TH INNING
    Joseph hit sacrifice fly to left, Galvis scored13
  • 5TH INNING
    Galvis singled to shallow right, Franco scored, Hernandez to second12
    Hernandez singled to shallow left, Williams scored, Franco to third11
  • 4TH INNING
    Cespedes homered to left center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Hoby Milner relieved Ricardo Pinto
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Conforto fouled out to third
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera singled to shallow left
    • Wilmer Flores hit for Dominic Smith
    • Luis Garcia pitching
    • Andres Blanco at third
    • W. Flores: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Flores struck out swinging
    • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Ricardo Pinto pitching
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario grounded out to third
    • Curtis Granderson hit for Chasen Bradford
    • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Granderson walked
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reyes walked, Granderson to second
    • Y. Cespedes: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Cespedes struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Erik Goeddel pitching
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
    • O. Herrera: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera singled to right center, Galvis to third
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • T. Joseph: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Joseph hit sacrifice fly to left, Galvis scored
    • N. Williams: Pickoff attempt, Ball (pitchout), Ball, Ball, Ball, Williams walked, Herrera to second
    • M. Franco: Ball, Franco fouled out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Conforto walked
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
    • D. Smith: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Smith reached on fielder's choice to first, Conforto out at second
    • T. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, Ball, d'Arnaud grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bradford Pitching:
    • C. Rupp: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rupp struck out swinging
    • Hyun Soo Kim hit for Aaron Nola
    • H. Kim: Ball, Ball, Kim flied out to left
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • S. Matz: Ball, Foul, Matz grounded out to pitcher
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nimmo walked
    • J. Reyes: Reyes flied out to deep left
    • Y. Cespedes: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cespedes struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hoskins popped out to first
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Joseph flied out to deep right
    • N. Williams: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Williams hit by pitch
    • Chasen Bradford relieved Steven Matz
    • M. Franco: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Franco reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Williams out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • T. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
    • A. Rosario: Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Ball, Williams reached on an infield single to second
    • M. Franco: Franco singled to shallow left, Williams to second
    • C. Rupp: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rupp flied out to center
    • A. Nola: Ball, Nola hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Williams to third, Franco to second
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez singled to shallow left, Williams scored, Franco to third
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Galvis singled to shallow right, Franco scored, Hernandez to second
    • O. Herrera: Herrera grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Reyes grounded out to pitcher
    • Y. Cespedes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Cespedes homered to left center
    • M. Conforto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Conforto grounded out to first
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera lined out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Herrera grounded out to first
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Joseph: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Joseph struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • T. d'Arnaud: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rosario doubled to deep right center
    • S. Matz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Matz struck out on foul tip
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rosario to third on passed ball
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Rosario out at home, Rosario caught stealing, catcher to shortstop to catcher
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • C. Rupp: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rupp walked
    • A. Nola: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Nola grounded out to shortstop, Rupp to second
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez lined out to center
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Galvis fouled out to first
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • M. Conforto: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Conforto struck out swinging
    • A. Cabrera: Cabrera flied out to left
    • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hoskins flied out to deep left
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Joseph popped out to third
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Williams walked
    • M. Franco: Franco grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Nola Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Nimmo grounded out to third
    • J. Reyes: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • Y. Cespedes: Strike looking, Ball, Cespedes fouled out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Galvis lined out to second
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Herrera grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)