Nola delivers a four-hit masterpiece in his fourth career shutout as the top-ranked Phillies shut out the Mets 4-0, completing a two-game sweep.

Aaron Nola threw a four-hit gem for his fourth career shutout, propelling the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-0 victory over the struggling New York Mets in a two-game series conclusion on Tuesday.

“His performance was exceptional. He had all his pitches working, pinpointing his fastball, and his curveball was particularly effective. He varied his speeds, inducing soft contact,” remarked Phillies manager Rob Thomson. “He executed efficiently throughout.”

The Phillies capitalized on two runs in the third inning against Mets starter Jose Buttó, courtesy of a hit batsman and a bases-loaded walk. Bryson Stott contributed with a run-scoring single in the ninth, while Alec Bohm added a double to finish with two RBIs.

Nola (5-2) took charge from there, throwing 73 strikes out of 109 pitches in his sixth complete game and his first since a shutout against Cincinnati in August 2022. He struck out eight batters without issuing a walk, marking his third outing of at least eight innings in nine starts this season.

“I felt like my fastball had a bit more zip compared to previous outings. That certainly helped. Plus, my command was sharper,” Nola commented.

Despite conceding a bloop double and a single in the ninth, Nola retired Francisco Lindor on a routine fly ball with runners threatening to seal the win. With their sixth shutout of the season, the Phillies joined Cleveland and Boston for the most shutouts in the majors.

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