Right-hander Aaron Nola showed once again why he is currently the best starting pitcher in the Phillies’ rotation. He was dominant for 6 2/3 innings on Sunday, helping the Phillies defeat the Mets, 8-3, at Citi Field, as both teams head into the All-Star break. The Phillies ended the first half with a 47-43 record.
How dominating was Nola in this game? He toyed with a no-hitter for 5 1/3 innings before Pete Alonso hit a two-run homer to make it a 6-2 game in favor of the Phillies. It ended a scoreless streak of 22 1/3 innings for the right-hander. Before the no-hitter ended, Nola was relying heavily on his changeup. He threw 26 of them before leaving the game.