The Mets managed to bring around three runs on Cy Young hopeful Aaron Nola, but it wasn't enough in a 4-3 loss to the Phillies on Friday night at Citi Field.
Things you should know about tonight's game...
1) Nola has had the Mets' number all season long, but they managed to get to the Phillies' ace. Jay Bruce belted a moonshot solo homer to right center field to take a 1-0 lead. Jeff McNeil then hit a double to score Brandon Nimmo that tied the game at two. Later in the seventh, Dom Smith went opposite field with his solo jack to once again tie the game.
2) Steven Matz only lasted five innings in his latest outing due to a high pitch count. However, it was another good one. He allowed just two runs on three hits while striking out eight and walking two over his night. He has now set a career high for the most strikeouts in a four-game span with 31 now.
3) The loss goes to Tyler Bashlor after he allowed a solo homer to Rhys Hoskins in the seventh that was the eventual game winner.
News and notes...
The Mets are 11-8 since Aug. 18, and 8-6 against the Phillies this season.
New York's starters have a 2.90 ERA since Aug. 6
Bruce is hitting .268 with three doubles, three homers, five RBI and a .879 OPS in 12 games since returning from the DL
Smith has hit a homer in each of his last two starts. It was the first game-tying homer of his career.
The Mets (63-77) will continue their series with the Phillies on Saturday at 7:10 p.m on SNY. It will be Noah Syndergaard (3.33 ERA) going up against Zach Eflin (4.05 ERA).