Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola tied a major league record with 10 straight strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets on Friday at Citi Field.
Nola tied Hall of Famer Tom Seaver’s record, set on April 22, 1970, while pitching for the Mets.
Seaver’s retired No. 41 adorns the wall at Citi Field.
Nola lost his bid for a new record when Pete Alonso doubled on a 2-1 pitch with one out in the fourth.
Nola’s 10 straight Ks is a new Phillies record. Steve Carlton, Curt Schilling and Jerad Eickhoff shared the old record with seven straight strikeouts.
This comes just one start after Nola gave up six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings during the Phillies' 13-6 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.