Elvis Araujo had a dreadful week out of the pen, giving up three runs in just 2/3 of an inning of work. The young lefty needs to bounce back quickly, as roles in the bullpen are getting much more competitive.
After struggling for much of the year as a starter, the Phils moved Adam Morgan to the bullpen when Velasquez returned from the DL. After posting a 6.55 ERA as a starter, here’s hoping Morgan will be able to turn things around out of the pen.
Aaron Nola has struggled mightily over the last few weeks. After a strong start to the season, Nola has been in a heck of a slump. He yielded five runs in just 3.1 innings in his start against the Giants this week.
Nola, who was known for his pinpoint command and calm demeanor on the mound has been in a terrible slump and his pitch command has been awful. Hopefully some work with Bob McClure can help him to figure things out.
There’s no question Nola has the stuff to succeed in the league, but he needs to regain his confidence. Perhaps the upcoming MLB All Star break and some good coaching can help get the promising young righty back on track.