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[Evening Starter]Aaron Nola Sets Phillies Record, Ties MLB Record for Consecutive Strikeouts!

Tag:   2021-07-30 18:22:29

  Jun 25, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola (27) pitches in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

  Jun 25, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola (27) pitches in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

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  Phillies starter Aaron Nola went from getting rocked in his last start to making history on Friday evening.

  In the bottom of the fourth inning, Nola struck out his 10th consecutive Met, tying a Major League record set over fifty years ago.

  Here is Aaron Nola’s record-tying 10th consecutive strikeout. pic.twitter.com/g3cE5t5odP

  — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) June 25, 2021

  Fittingly, the pitcher whose record he tied is Mets legend, Tom Seaver, who set the record on April 22, 1970.

  And in one of those strange coincidences that makes baseball so special, Nola and Seaver both achieved the feat in Queens; Seaver at Shea, Nola at Citi. Mets fans probably enjoyed it a lot more the first time, though.

  The Mets have been wearing Tom Seaver 41 patches on their sleeves this season to honor Tom Terrific, who passed away in August 2020. These teams might be longtime rivals, but in a way, Seaver was there in spirit.

  Unfortunately, Pete Alonso doubled to prevent Nola from breaking Seaver’s record, but the accomplishment is immense nonetheless. Seaver finished that game in 1970 with 19 strikeouts.

  Nola also set a new franchise record a few strikeouts earlier. No Phillies arm had ever struck out more than seven batters in a row.

  Steve Carlton (5/9/1981 vs. SD), Curt Schilling (8/26/1996 at SF) and Jerad Eickhoff (9/28/2018 vs. ATL) held the previous #Phillies record for most consecutive strikeouts with seven.

  — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) June 25, 2021

  At the time of publication, Nola has struck out 12 through five and hit an RBI double to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead.

  AARON NOLA IS DOING MORE THINGS

  — Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) June 25, 2021

  If tying an MLB record on the mound wasn’t enough…#PitchersWhoRake pic.twitter.com/QXlnILyJ70

  — Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) June 25, 2021

  Nola has struggled this season, but this kind of historic start might be exactly what he needs to turn himself around.

  In summation:

  AARON. NOLA.

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  — Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) June 25, 2021

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