Wednesday, September 9, 2015

2015 Grandstand Reading Fightin Phils #10 Aaron Nola

Phillies 5, Braves 0
Game 139 - Tuesday Night, September 8th in Philadelphia
Record - 54-85

One Sentence Summary:  Aaron Nola halted the Phillies five-game losing streak with an impressive seven inning outing against the Braves in a 5-0 victory.

What It Means:  It means with 6 wins, Nola is now tied for the team lead in victories with Cole Hamels.  Keep in mind Nola made his Major League debut on July 21st.

What Happened:  Nola allowed six hits in his seven innings of work while striking out seven.  Luis Garcia and Ken Giles helped preserve the shutout.  The relievers were afforded a nice cushion thanks to a three-run home from Odubel Herrera in the eighth.

Featured Card:  The Eastern League play-offs begin tonight with the Reading Fightin Phils taking on the Binghampton Mets.  Nola began his season with seven wins in 12 starts for the Fightin Phils, and this is his card from their team set.

Virtual Phillies Wall Updates:  The Lehigh Valley IronPigs season came to a close and the Phillies added three more pitchers to their stable - starting pitcher David Buchanan, along with relievers Nefi Ogando and Ken Roberts.  Roberts spent the bulk of this season with the Rockies, and he'll receive a Chachi card once a photo shows up of him in a Phillies uniform.

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