Jean Segura supplied the early power and the Phillies bullpen fended off a late push by New York as Philadelphia held on for a 5-3 win over the Mets on Saturday night at Citi Field.
Segura provided all the offense in the first few innings, hitting a solo home run off Mets starter Carlos Carrasco in the top of the first and again in the third to single-handedly give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.
Aaron Nola took the mound for the Phillies, giving his team a much-needed solid outing. He pitched into the sixth inning, surrendering one run on an RBI groundout to second by Francisco Lindor.
The Phillies then added three more runs in the seventh on an RBI double by Freddy Galvis and a two-run double by Bryce Harper, but the Mets did not go down easy.
New York’s Dominic Smith hit an RBI single off Sam Coonrod in the bottom of the seventh, and Brandon Nimmo homered off Héctor Neris in the eighth, which cut the deficit to 5-3.
However, Phillies closer Ian Kennedy, who’s hit some bumps in the road as of late, entered in the bottom of the ninth to pitch a 1-2-3 inning, improving Philadelphia’s record to 76-72.
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- While the 2021 season has largely been a struggle for Nola, he did enough to keep the Phillies in the game on Saturday. The right-hander tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and just one run on an RBI groundout and striking out nine.
- Carrasco was mostly effective for New York, but Segura did all the damage for the Phillies against the Mets starter. Carrasco threw six innings and gave up two runs on two homers by the Phillies second baseman.
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