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One goes down (Nola), one comes up (Thompson). Felske Files Episode 61

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In Episode 61 of The Felske Files, host John Stolnis welcomes Phillies beat writer from The News Journal Meghan Montemurro to talk about Aaron Nola's 2016 season possibly being over, and the call-up of the team's top pitching prospect, Jake Thompson. Also, why Cesar Hernandez is so vexing, why Tommy Joseph is so encouraging, and the Phils pulled a little Merkle's Boner of their own this week.

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.

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