Red-hot Aaron Nola looks to continue his dominance when he’s scheduled to start in game two of the series. He only has two losses this season, the fewest he has had this late in his career. With his performance, he’s certainly a pitcher that can be in the MLB All-Star game this year.
In 17 starts Nola has the eighth-best WAR in baseball, tied with Max Scherzer and better than Aaron Judge. He looks to join Jon Lester with a National League-high 11 wins, and surpass Scherzer for the National League lead in innings pitched.
Nola has only pitched 6.2 innings of interleague baseball this season against the Toronto Blue Jays. Over those 6.2 innings, he only allowed one run on one hit and struck out ten batters.
This will be Nola’s first start against Baltimore in his career.