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The Phillies announced that Aaron Nola will start on Tuesday against the Yankees.
The Phillies didn't play last week due to a COVID-19 scare. The team is now set to square off with the Yankees to begin this week and Nola will get the ball on Tuesday evening. He struggled in his first start against the Marlins, giving up four runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed four earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Friday.
Nola was mostly cruising through five innings on Friday, but he allowed a two-run home run to Jesus Aguilar before giving way to the bullpen. He'll take an early 6.75 ERA into his next start, which is currently scheduled to come against the Yankees in New York.
Aaron Nola will start on Opening Day versus the Marlins.
The Phillies begin their season on July 24th in a juicy matchup versus Miami. Nola was a late arrival to camp but threw 62 pitches on Saturday and continues to build up his arm strength. He should be ready for close to a full workload come Friday.
Phillies starter Aaron Nola tossed five shutout innings in a win over the Nationals in Saturday's spring training matchup, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out four.
In what was likely his last tuneup before the regular season, Nola looked sharp. He had an up-and-down season in 2019 but still struck out 229 batters over 202 1/3 innings while pitching to a 3.87 ERA.
Aaron Nola has reported to Phillies camp and is taking part in team workouts.
This is important as we're less than three weeks away from Opening Day. This should give Nola enough time to get ready for the start of the season. The Phillies ace will look to get back to his 2018 form, where he posted a 2.37 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 212.1 innings.