Tommy Greene on Gabe Kapler Pulling Aaron Nola on Opening Day
Four years removed from being the No. 7 overall pick in the MLB Draft, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola finally made his first career Opening Day start on Thursday against the Atlanta Braves.
Despite cruising along, giving up just three hits, while striking out three, its fair to say Nola dazzled in his Opening Day debut. The 24-year old lasted 5.1 innings, throwing just 68 pitches, and that's when things got interesting.
On Friday's edition of The Sports Bash Mike Gill and Pete Thompson were joined by former Phillies pitcher Tommy Greene, a member of the memorable 1993 Phillies team that captured the hearts of the Delaware Valley, to discuss Gabe Kapler's decision to pull Nola after just 68 pitches in the sixth inning.
When I asked Greene how some of the pitchers he pitched with back on the 1993 Philies team would have done if Kapler walked out to the mound to pull them in the same situation, Greene said: "Danny Jackson would have killed him."