Since trading away their top power hitter the New York Mets have had an offensive breakthrough, something they will try to maintain Saturday in the third of four games at the Philadelphia Phillies. NY improved to 33-15 at Citizens Bank Park since the start of the 2015 season, which includes wins in all five meetings at Philadelphia this year.
Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola continued to pitch like one of the best pitchers in baseball with another stellar seven innings in a 3-1 victory over the Mets.
Hoby Milner and Luis Garcia combined to shut the door in the ninth after Tommy Joseph's sacrifice fly in the eighth gave the Phillies an insurance run. Cesar Hernandez and Freddy Galvis each delivered an RBI single in the fifth to account for the Phillies' runs against Matz.
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Nola is 5-2 with a 1.76 ERA over his last nine starts, allowing two runs or fewer each time.
Nick Williams singled and worked two walks.
Cameron Rupp went 0-2 with a walk. He is the first Phillies pitcher since 1900 with 10 consecutive starts of at least six innings pitched and two runs allowed.
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Mets second baseman Neil Walker was traded before the start of the game to the Milwaukee Brewers.
NOTES: As a Met, 3B Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting.366 (41-for-112) with eight home runs against the Phillies. Infielder Jose Reyes started in his place at second base and batted second, going 0-for-4.
President Trump says he's not ruling out a military option in Venezuela
With a struggling country, Maduro said capitalism was to blame for the issues, and by 2014, Venezuela was in economic recession. It is not clear if Maduro requested the phone call with Trump before or after the president's remarks.