Phillies Shut Aaron Nola Down for Rest of Season
Saturday was the last time Phillies fans will see rookie pitcher Aaron Nola til next season. The talented righty, fired five scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Nationals which was his final start of the 2015 season.
The Phillies have decided to shut Nola down for the season in order to keep his workload in check, ending the year 6-2 with a 3.59 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 68/19 K/BB ratio over his first 77 2/3 major league frames.
Nola will be at the top of the Phillies rotation next season which will have a new look with guys like Jerad Eickhoff, who struck out a career-high 10 batters while allowing two runs over seven innings in Friday's 8-2 win over the Nationals. Acquired as part of the Cole Hamels trade, the 25-year-old now owns a 3.07 ERA and 39/12 K/BB ratio in 44 innings over his first seven starts in the majors. Another name to watch is Alec Asher, another piece of the Hamels deal, limited the Marlins to one run in seven innings on Thursday, in the Phillies 1-0 loss.
The Phillies look like they might have found some nice pieces in the rotation, with Nola right at the top of the rotation.