Aaron Nola was disappointing yet again yesterday, unable to go six innings this time thanks to yet again another fifth inning implosion. It’s really been quite impressive how he seems to run into the same roadblock game after game, but it’s not like it’s an illusion. It’s real.
Aaron Nola now has a 10.57 ERA in the fifth inning, the highest in the NL.— Matt Breen (@matt_breen) September 12, 2021
You have to admire that at least in one way this season, Nola has been consistent.
On to the links.
- The lack of Phillies on a national top 100 prospect list got a little less glaring with the addition of Bryson Stott to this list.
- Enyel de los Santos was designated for assignment so that the team could bring back Andrew Knapp from COVID, even though Rafael Marchan was doing just fine.
- The team will need at least five more bullpen games this year, which is a complicated thing for a team that isn’t know for executing complicated plans.
- Mickey Moniak was recalled to replace an injured Travis Jankowski, but how much will he actually play?
- As expected, Trevor Bauer won’t pitch again this year as his administrative leave has been extended through October.
- Seems that the Braves and Freddie Freeman are still a ways apart on a possible extension, good news for those that wouldn’t mind Freeman on a different team next year.
- Max Scherzer joined the 3,000 strikeout club, becoming the 19th member yesterday. He’s going to make a big difference in the playoffs this year.