Pharm Phocus: Aaron Nola has impressive Double-A debut


Jun 7, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers pitcher Aaron Nola (10) pitches in the fourth inning against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Baton Rouge super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Alex Box Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.