Monday, August 24, 2015

2015 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP134 Aaron Nola

Phillies 2, Marlins 0
Game 124 - Sunday Afternoon, August 23rd in Miami
Record - 50-74

One Sentence Summary:  Aaron Nola and Ken Giles combined on the three-hit shutout of the Marlins as the Phillies won, 2-0.

What It Means:  The Phillies are now tied for fourth in the N.L. East.  They'll open a four-game series at home against the first place Mets on Monday.

What Happened:  Nola threw exactly 100 pitches in his eight innings of work, allowing three hits and striking out six.  In the 11 games in which he's pitched since Jonathan Papelbon was traded to the Nationals, Giles has 10 saves and has allowed 1 run in 11 2/3 innings.

The Phillies scored in the third when Cesar Hernandez walked, went to third on an Andres Blanco double and came home on an Aaron Altherr sacrifice fly.  Cameron Rupp hit a long solo home run to right in the seventh inning for the team's second run.

Featured Card:  I have to imagine the 2016 baseball card products will be inundated with Nola cards . . . and I'm OK with that.  Here's his Chrome card from this year's Bowman Prospects insert set.

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