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"Sports radio ninety four WIP Joe Gilio with recapping Phillies win tonight. Four three over the Mets in the opener for three game series up at city field Phillies needed a win. They need a series win here and the most important one while it was to get this one Aaron Nola on the mound talked about in leading off a few hours ago, the Phillies made a decision to pitch Nola in the first game of the series. Originally. He was slated to pitch in the second game tomorrow night to go up against Noah Syndergaard. They moved them up which impacted the rest of his starts the rest of the year, including possibly to starts against the Braves in the last week of the season. But also by moving up to tonight, they took away the chance to match him up against Noah, Syndergaard Tamar. Jacob degrom on Sunday, meaning the fluids gave themselves a better chance to win today on paper, but a lesser chance to win on Saturday or Sunday they had to win tonight. They had to win behind Nola. Get Stephen mats, they did it in a back and forth game including a couple of. Huge clutch. Home runs really clutch hitting all night by the Phillies in the moment. They needed it. And some great bullpen work. Let's recap here. If you're going to a game or firing up a grill from city to your acne has everything you need stop in today and see why tailgating is better at acme your favorite supermarket. Well, the Phillies were down early because the home run home has been list you for no last couple starts up three of the cubs last Sunday give to tonight and as Gabe Kappler said after the game all pitchers give up home runs. The Nola had been giving up home runs that a very very almost unsustainably low rate this season. Now, you could say spots hitters tacking them early. And that happened. I think a little bit over the past couple of starts. But I think it's also just the law of averages if you pitch two hundred seven innings in a season, you're going to give some home runs. You can't go a whole year given up four or five or six home runs. Well, it's coming bunches here. Luckily for the Phillies tonight for Nola. They were of the soul of right? It's sort of what? Jay Bruce, home run the second inning. The Mets had a one nothing lead immediate. And this was the theme. And then I flip Phillies the Mets either came back to tie the game or took a lead to come right back to get them. So. Bottom. Second met score the first run Jay Bruce homerun top of the third ending the red hot Carlos Santana who by the way, folks, Carlos Santana who has a track record of being a slow starter. And then by the end of the year, he usually is around his career numbers. It's happening. It's happening. Carlos Santana blasted a two run home run in the top of the thirds. Give the Phillies a two one lead if followed and a walk by far only his tenth unintentional walk all year. And when you look at Carlos Santana now he's batting over three hundred would five home runs in his last twenty games. He has really carried this offense. But a lot of guys are slumping gave the Phillies elite Mets come back right away. Tie the game. Jeff McNeil doubles in Brandon imbo suits Tutu. It stays that way. The sixth inning and the sixth inning gave captain made the decision after Aaron altera surprising start centerfield surprising start only playing but batting third tonight, by the way out tear had a double in the first sitting making Jack very happy behind the glass. Sixth-inning rolls around Stephen match the lefty comes out of the game. Let's go to a righty. So what do you pinch hits four? Herrera Harare doubles. So the third spot in the order, Harare, and Al which she wouldn't expect that either them to do anything tonight. Well, they combined for a pair of doubles and the and the Harare one was important because he scored in that inning on an RBI single by as drubel Cabrera. So the Phillies led three two going into the seventh inning Dominic. Smith takes no lout. Second home run allowed tonight. It's three three Nola was really good tonight. Basically nothing allowed except the Pera home runs and one double he was really good. Thrilling three it's allowed three runs scored against them as well. So Nola did the job, but it's three two three. He needed the offense to pick them up and the top of the eighth inning Reese Hoskins did that finally after an over fourteen and really doing nothing over the last month. Hoskins crushed the home run to left field Phillies had a four three lead in the eighth circuit. Easy. Bottom of the eighth. And then have that Tommy hunter an easy one to three bottom of the ninth Phillies. Get the win seventy four and sixty six they cut the deficit to three games. Eight hundred seventy nine ninety four ninety four pound nine four nine four to hop on Phillies. Win will come back talk more about it. The plays inside the game and look at a little bit to tomorrow's snatch up with the Mets and Phillies coming up next on sports radio ninety four WIP Philadelphia as only."