Monday, September 21, 2015

2015 Phillies Team Issue 2 #27 Aaron Nola

Braves 2, Phillies 1
Game 150 - Sunday Afternoon, September 20th in Atlanta
Record - 56-94, 5th Place, 29 games behind the Mets

One Sentence Summary:  The offense continue to sputter out, wasting another fine pitching performance from Aaron Nola in their latest 2-1 loss.

What It Means:  The Braves swept the Phillies in this series, winning all three games by a score of 2-1.   The Phillies are proving themselves to be the worst team in baseball, and they now have a four game lead on the Braves for the #1 pick in the June 2016 amateur player draft.

What Happened:  Nola allowed a run on five hits in his seven innings of work.  The run should have been unearned, but the official scorer curiously decided to award a double to Michael Bourn on a ball that Freddy Galvis clearly just booted.  Odubel Herrera was benched in the fourth after throwing his bat and not running out a fly ball out.

Featured Card:  I'm running out of 2015 Nola baseball cards to feature, which is a good thing as the young pitcher could be shut down for the remainder of the season following his next start against the Nationals.  This is his card from the team issued photo card set, which I included back in this post but I never "officially" featured.  Please consider the card officially featured.

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