- Howard continued to burn his hometown team with a 411-foot home run over the right field bullpen in the sixth. It was Howard's 22nd career home run against the Cardinals. Howard's average of a home run every 10.9 at-bats is the highest home run rate for any batter in Major League history against the Cardinals with a minimum of 150 at-bats. "I was just looking for something up in the zone," Howard said. "He (Wacha) does a great job keeping the ball down, putting it where he wants to put it. He just kind of left that one middle and tried to take advantage of it."
- The right-hander continued his string of dominant performances. Nola struck out seven, four of which were looking, over seven innings of two-hit ball. In his past three outings, Nola has given up one run and struck out 21 over 21 innings. He currently has a 20-inning shutout streak. "Kind of mixing my pitches in well," Nola said. "Try to mix my change-up in more. I didn't do it too too much tonight, but when I did, I felt like I used it efficiently. Just trying to command the ball down in the zone and try to command it in and out and up."
- Having watched patrol the outfield for them the past two seasons, the Cardinals were not all that surprised to see the Phillies right fielder make a terrific catch along the right-field line to potentially save a run. was off from first when made contact and likely would have tested Bourjos' arm if the ball had gotten past him and kicked off the wall. "Shocking," Grichuk said of the catch. "He tracks down balls that you don't think are going to be caught. Off the bat, I thought it was going to be able to sneak in there, but he made a great play."
- "Yadi's a lot faster than people think man. He's a very smart smart baseball player, period. I think he scores if Pete doesn't catch that ball." -- Howard on whether Bourjos' sliding catch in the fourth prevented Molina from scoring from first base.
- struck out all three Cardinals he faced in a perfect eighth inning and struck out another while picking up his ninth save of the season. The Phillies, who entered the game third in the majors in strikeouts, now have 98 through the team's first 27 games. "Neris has an invisible pitch that nobody can see and Gomez, what can you say?" Mackanin said. "Gomez has been impeccable so far."
- Molina was awarded an infield single after a fourth-inning replay review overturned an initial out call. Molina was awarded the two-out hit after a one-minute, 14-second review showed he beat out a throw from third baseman .