By Jenny Masters
Aaron Nola allowed four runs on five hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings against the Dodgers.
He struck out nine and did not factor into the decision.
And he is 1-4 for the season.
He hasn’t won since opening day, April 8, against the Oakland A’s.
And it’s not his fault.
Nola allowed two home runs last night giving him nine on the season. His 1.55 HR/9 rate would be the worst of his career, and he’s avoided the long ball in just two of his nine starts this season. Nola had 15 whiffs and a 40% CSW rate so, as usual, he pitched very well and better than his final line. He is a must-start option even if his final line doesn’t always look like it.
He’ll take on the Braves in his next start.