By Barbara Harrison
Aaron Nola hopes to get back on track tonight in the Phillies’ series opener against the Braves at Turner Field.
Nola, who was the team’s first-round draft pick in 2014, went 5-4 with a 2.65 ERA in his first 12 starts, looking like a potential National League All-Star, but he is 0-5 with a 10.61 ERA in his last seven.
Nola’s calling card has been his pinpoint command, but it has been missing since the middle of June.
Braves right-hander Matt Wisler (4-10, 4.92 ERA) has been dealing with his own struggles. He is 1-2 with a 9.98 ERA in his last three starts, allowing six runs in each of those starts.
The Braves are 3-6 this season against the Phillies, who swept them in a three-game series earlier this month in Philly.