Thursday, May 21, 2015

Nola continues to dominate for AA Reading

Aaron Nola, image- Jay Floyd
Top Phillies pitching prospect Aaron Nola continued to mow down the competition in the Double-A Eastern League on Wednesday, throwing seven scoreless frames for the Reading Fightins.

With Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr and special advisor Pat Gillick in the house at FirstEnergy Stadium to view the outing, according to the Reading Eagle’s Mike Drago, the 21-year-old righty struck out seven, walked one and allowed four hits.

On the season, Nola, who was drafted 7th overall last year, sports a 1.54 ERA in eight starts for Reading in 2015.

Last year, after signing his first pro deal, the LSU product sported a 4-3 record with a 2.93 ERA and a .240 batting average against in 12 appearances (11 starts) at three levels.

Reading won Wednesday's contest by a score of 4-0 against New Hampshire. The victory took Nola's season record to 6-2.

This post was originally published on PhilliesNation.
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