The Phillies got some pretty bad news this week, losing their best starting pitcher, Aaron Nola, to the disabled list with a strained right elbow.
That it wasn’t something more severe is a relief, but the injury likely means Nola’s 2016 season is over. And unfortunately, after his ghastly last eight starts, it ends on a sour note, with question marks hovering around the young pitcher heading into 2017.
However, the good news is that Nola’s departure hastens the arrival of the team’s top pitching prospect, Jake Thompson, who makes his big league debut on Saturday in San Diego.
Joining the show this week to talk about these, and other issues, is Phillies beat writer for The News Journal, Meghan Montemurro.
Also this week, why Cesar Hernandez continues to frustrate me, despite a good offensive season, why I’m more confident in Tommy Joseph than I ever have been, and the Phils win this week on a strange walk-off "hit" that turned out to be something very different.