PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Nola allowed three hits and dismissed nine, leading Philadelphia to a 7-0, two-game sweep over the Yankees on Sunday that took the Phillies back more than .500.
Odubel Herrera, Jean Segura and JT Realmuto combined a double, a third, four and five RBI with Philadelphia taking 7 for 13, winning four straight games and three straight series during a 6-1 homestand, Which gave the Phillies a winning record. They were 22-21 for the first time before playing on 20 May.
“We have a team that can be an all-around, really good team,” said Andrew McCutchen, who was 2 for 3 with one run and two with an RBI. And we can field. We can be that kind of team.”
Domingo German (4-4) went 4-0 down in the second innings, a day after Jameson Talon went 4-0 down in the first.
The Yankees have lost seven out of nine and 13 out of 18. They are in fourth place, 8½ games behind AL East-leading Tampa Bay, their biggest loss since September 2018, and a game up from .500 for the first at 32-31. In time since they were 17-16.
“We’re going to find out what kind of character we’re made of,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “We’re clearly in a haze of incredibly difficult times. We’ve faced it all this season. And we’re going to figure out what we’re made of and what kind of team we are. We’ve got to take this forward. needs, period.”
Asked if he thought there was anyone who was or was accepting of the team’s struggles, Boone replied no. “I know him very well and I don’t think there is any habit of losing,” Boone said. “Get out of here with him.”
The Yankees entered their major league-high 64th double play. Rodger Odor was caught at second base for a shortstop on Gleber Torres’ seventh-inning grounder, the 31st runner-up at base this season. No other team started the day with more than 23.
“We’re grinding on this as much as we can in the post-game talks,” Boone said. “We’ve addressed and changed some things along the way, and we’ll continue to do so.”
Nola (5-4) was 1-3 in his last six starts with a 5.68 ERA and a batting average of .299 opponents. He allowed DJ LeMahieu two singles and Smell a double.
Nola scored one run, throwing 103 pitches in seven and two-thirds of the innings, for possessing a quicker fastball command than had been displayed recently.
“I’ve always believed in mine,” Nola said. “I just had a few things not going my way. Not getting out in the fifth innings three out of the last four was frustrating. For me, I don’t usually do that. I want to go deeper into games and help my team.” I want to get into the winning position. Not having the order I am used to is disappointing. But that doesn’t stop me from working in the throwing session and the bullpen session. And I always go into the next game with confidence.”
The Yankees, lacking Aaron Judge due to a back spasm, finished with four hits against NOLA, reliever Conor Brogdon and Eniel de los Santos.
Tatis and Machado ruin Mets Day
Hungry for clutch hits, the San Diego Padres got two guys in exactly what you’d expect.
Can’t hold down Fernando Tatis Jr and Manny Machado forever.
Tatis hit a tiebreaking Grand Slam in the seventh inning and Machado followed with a home run as San Diego’s high-priced superstar defeated the Mets 7-3 on Sunday to halt a four-game slide.
“There were a lot of big moments,” said manager Jayce Tingler. “Obviously we’re fighting, scraping, clawing and struggling all at the same time.”
Tommy Pham launched a leadoff homer and Chris Paddack (3-5) scored a season-high nine in six strong innings to help prevent a weekend sweep despite grounding San Diego in four double plays.
“One of his best starts. He was really skilled with his pitches,” said Tingler.
The Padres eventually broke through against the Mets’ bullpen, with the first two games of the series being shut down by the Mets’ stingy staff and struggling vigorously with runners in recent scoring positions.
San Diego took three walks in the seventh from an exhausting Juris Familia (2-1), which reduced the pinch-hitter Juricson Proffer to 1-2 and lost him with two outs. Familia walked the Fam off four straight balls, forced into a tying run, and was pulled after throwing 41 pitches in another two-thirds innings.
“He has gotten a lot of big outs in his career. We thought he could come out there,” said Mets manager Luis Rojas, who was piloting a number of relievers short-handed down in a taxing bullpen, As well as two players on the bench who were unavailable. “It was a tough one.”
Jacob Barnes wanted a boundary line 1-1 for Tatis but didn’t get it, and the $341 million slugger took the next one for his third career slam and second this season at 444 feet.
“It was huge. It was a great innings from the whole offense,” Tatis said.
It was the 19th homer of the year in 49 games for the 22-year-old Tatis, who lost 4-1 on Saturday. He started the day with Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. for the National League lead.
Tatis equaled Harmon Kilbrough in 1959 and Cody Bellinger in 2017 and scored the most home runs in the first 49 games by a player 22 or younger.
“He’s an incredible player. He has all the equipment,” Rojas said. “He showed everything, didn’t he? This kid can beat you in different ways. special player. “