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Aaron Nola battles, offense comes through as Phillies secure series win over Cardinals…

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The Phillies have had to battle some tough weather conditions so far this season. Today was no different. A constant rain fell at Busch Stadium in St. Louis for most of the club’s series finale against the Cardinals.

Despite the tough conditions, Aaron Nola, without his best stuff, battled through six innings of work. Meanwhile, the offense picked up four hits with runners in scoring position — something they struggled to do over the first two games of their series against the Red Birds.

Nola’s velocity was down a bit this afternoon. His four-seam fastball averaged 89.5 mph and maxed out at 91.6 mph. His control wasn’t always there, either. He walked three batters and found himself in six three-ball counts. 55 of his 93 pitches were strikes.

The lone damage Nola surrendered came via the long ball. He allowed two solo shots in the second and third innings, respectively, after the Phillies scored a pair of runs in the top of the first. Brendan Donovan hit the second homer off Nola on an 0-2 curveball that he golfed out into the right field seats to tie the game.

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