Nola struck out 10 consecutive Mets at Citi Field, joining Seaver as the second pitcher in baseball history to accomplish the feat. Seaver struck out 10 consecutive batters on April 22, 1970, against the Padres at Shea Stadium.
Nola allowed the Mets’ first two batters to reach base in the first inning, but then struck out Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso swinging on curveballs before he struck out Dominic Smith looking on an 0-2 sinker to end the inning.
Nola struck out the side in the second on a sinker, changeup and curveball. He struck out the side in the third, including Jeff McNeil swinging on a sinker and Francisco Lindor swinging on a curveball.
Nola became the 10th player in baseball history to strike out nine consecutive batters in a game. He needed to strike out Conforto one more time to join Seaver.
Nola started the at-bat with a first-pitch changeup for a ball. Conforto fouled off a fastball and a curveball to fall behind 1-2. Nola threw a curveball for a ball to even the count. He then threw a perfect 2-2 changeup that Conforto swung over and missed.