For Philadelphia Phillies fans, all eyes were on draft pick Aaron Nola. The right-hander made his Double-A debut for the Reading Fightin Phils Wednesday night versus the Harrisburg Senators. Nola was very impressive, and was even able to get the win in his first start.
— Eric Scarcella (@FightinsPR) August 6, 2014
The 21-year old pitched five innings and allowed just one run on six hits. He finished the night with 72 pitches; 47 of them being strikes. He walked one, struck out four, and was able to get out of jams throughout the game. He is now 1-0 on the year and has an ERA of 1.80; a great start to his Double-A career.
The Fightin Phils defeated the Senators 9-2, extending their winning streak to three. Reading will go for the sweep tomorrow night.
The Phillies are hoping for continued success out of Nola, in hopes that he can become a key part of the starting rotation soon.