2018 Phillies Midseason Awards: MVP, Cy Young, Most Improved and More!
(19. 7. 2018, 00:14:01, Phillies Nation)
Zach Eflin has had a breakout season for the Phillies in 2018. (D. Benjamin Miller/Wikimedia Commons)
The Philadelphia Phillies will kick off the second-half of their 2018 campaign Friday against the San Diego Padres. Before the Phillies enter their first pennant race since 2011, letâ€™s give out some first-half awards.
We could make the argument that you could give Aaron Nola every award on the list. One of the emerging star pitchers in baseball, Nola leads the National League in wins with 12 and is in the conversation for the National League Cy Young Award. Having a total of 20 starts, Nola has 16 quality starts, a 2.30 ERA, 2.60 FIP, a WHIP of 0.977 and a 4.2 fWAR. At 25, Nola looks as though heâ€™ll be at the top of the Phillies rotation for some time to come (více...)
Aaron Nola dazzles in first All-Star Game appearance
(18. 7. 2018, 04:56:01, Phillies Nation)
Aaron Nola smiles upon being introduced at the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. (Brian Michael/Phillies Nation)
Philadelphia Phillies ace Aaron Nola pitched the top of the fifth inning for the National League in tonightâ€™s MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park. As he has been for most of the season, the 25-year-old was excellent.
It was slightly surprising that National League manager Dave Roberts elected to use Nola fourth for the National League. By most accounts, heâ€™s been the second or third best pitcher in the senior circuit in 2018. Max Scherzer, in his home ballpark, started the game. Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets, as most expected, was used in the third inning, after Scherzer pitched the first two frames. Roberts took a detour in the fourth inning, electing to use Atlanta Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz for the fourth inning over Nola (více...)
Nola impresses with scoreless ASG debut
(18. 7. 2018, 04:21:01, Official Philadelphia Phillies)
Aaron Nola pitched the fifth inning for the National League in Tuesday night's All-Star Game. He struck out Royals catcher Salvador Perez with the curveball that has fueled his rise. Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts met the same fate thanks to a 96 mph fastball. After Astros second baseman Jose Altuve knocked a first-pitch single, Nola got the game's best player, Angels outfielder Mike Trout, to pop out. He threw 15 pitches. (více...)
Aaron Nola goes from safe draft pick to MLB all-star
(17. 7. 2018, 16:49:02, Phillies Nation)
Aaron Nola will be the Phillies lone representative in the 2018 MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Drafting in Major League Baseball can be difficult, especially if youâ€™re a team starting a rebuild. Sometimes you get what you expect, sometimes you get disappointed. And then sometimes you get a pleasant surprise.
The 2014 Philadelphia Phillies needed to make a smart pick to kick-start their rebuild. With the seventh overall pick they opted to go with arguably the safest route possible, selecting a college pitcher in control freak right-hander Aaron Nola from LSU (více...)
Phils remain in mix for Machado during break
(17. 7. 2018, 02:35:01, MLB.com)
Phillies ace Aaron Nola could step onto the mound at Citizens Bank Park in the near future, look behind him and see superstar Manny Machado in a red cap and red pinstripes at shortstop. (více...)