Aaron Nola, a Baton Rouge product and former LSU star pitcher, made his Major League Baseball debut Tuesday night, tossing six innings of one-run ball for the Phillies.
The seventh overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft did take the loss in his first start, as Philadelphia dropped a 1-0 game at home to the Tampa Bay Rays, but Nola was efficient during his time on the mound.
He struck out six to only one walk in six frames while giving up five hits, including a solo homer to opposite starting pitcher Nate Karns for the only run of the ballgame.
The next start for Nola is expected over the weekend at Wrigley Field.
Prior to Nola's maiden voyage in the show, TSD's Ben Love interviewed Meghan Montemurro of DelawareOnline.com to get a reaction to the player's call-up and gauge expectations for the rest of the season.
Montemurro, who covers the Phillies, joined Love on "Bumper to Bumper Sports" on 103.7 FM (KLWB) in Lafayette. Click on the link below to learn more about Nola's situation in Philly.
Aaron Nola strong in MLB debut
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