Phillies shut down Aaron Nola

With just seven games left in the regular season, the Phillies have decided to shut down Aaron Nola following his Saturday start against the Washington Nationals.

The 22-year-old made 13 starts for the Phillies after making his big league debut back on July 21. In those starts, Nola posted a 6-2 record with a 3.59 ERA, 68 strikeouts, and just 19 walks in 77.2 innings-pitched. In Saturday’s start against the Nationals, the rookie struck out five batters and walked none over five scoreless frames.

Nola compiled 186.3 total innings in 31 starts between the minor and major leagues. According to’s Todd Zolecki, there should be no innings limit for the right-hander in 2016–a season where he will likely assume the role as the Phillies’ ace.

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