PHILLIES’ AARON NOLA SHOOTS FOR 3RD WIN TONIGHT IN SAN DIEGO

The Padres and Phillies begin a three-game series tonight at Petco Park at 10:10 p.m. ET for the first meeting between the two teams in 2015. James Shields will take the mound for the Padres, and Aaron Nola will get the start for the Phillies.

Shields (8-4, 3.74 ERA) took a no-decision in his last start, allowing five hits and two runs and striking out four through six innings. Since coming back from the All-Star break, Shields is 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA in four starts.

Nola has three big league starts under his belt. The 22-year-old won against the Braves on Aug. 1 after allowing two runs on five hits with no walks and three strikeouts in five innings.

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