Philadelphia Phillies’ Aaron Nola ties Tom Seaver for most consecutive strikeouts by a pitcher with 10

Phillies’ Aaron Nola ties Tom Seaver with 10 consecutive strikeouts
from Zac Wassink, at

And then there were two.

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola made history during Friday’s opening game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets by notching 10 consecutive strikeouts to tie a record set by Mets legend and Hall of Famer Tom Seaver in April 1970:

Nola had an opportunity to set a record, but slugger Pete Alonso was having none of it:
— SNY (@SNYtv) June 25, 2021

Tom Seaver: Last 10 outs were strikeouts….Aaron Nola: First 10 outs were strikeouts….Today: All 10 Mets who struck out wore a Tom Seaver 41 patch on their sleeve…because baseball!

— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) June 25, 2021
Coincidentally, Mets ace and National League Most Valuable Player candidate Jacob deGrom recorded nine straight strikeouts in a dominant performance at the Colorado Rockies on April 17:

Mets fans now find themselves hoping deGrom will hit 11 strikeouts in a row at some point down the road to give the franchise sole possession of the record once more.

**********Aaron Nola’s brother, Austin Nola, is a former catcher for the Greensboro Grasshoppers…..**********