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Rise and Phight: 9/30/2021

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Livin’ on a prayer...

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Doing deep dives on Aaron Nola’s season is going to be all the rage this offseason. It’s just inexplicable how inconsistent he has been this year. All of his underlying stats suggest he shouldn’t be as bad as he has been this year, but using the eye test tells you that the team just couldn’t trust him. I’ll give him some credit for last night where he battled all night, working hard in his five innings, but he just has never seemed to have it this year.

He’ll probably welcome this offseason respite the most of anyone on the team. He just needs to stop thinking about the game this winter and come back and start all over in February. He’s not the #1 anymore, so he can prepare as such, so we’ll just have to wait and see what he looks like when spring training starts.

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