Nola will be on the bench for Game 3 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Thursday. Nola has started all five postseason games thus far but has had very little success at the plate, grabbing just a single hit. Jason Castro (jaw) will be the catcher in his absence.
Nola isn't starting Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Giants. Nola went 2-for-4 with one run during Friday's matinee. Jason Castro will start behind the dish with Nola out of the lineup for Game 2.
Nola is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels. Nola sits for the second time in three games, giving way to Jason Castro behind the dish. With Nola slashing .189/.295/.358 since coming over in a trade with Seattle on Aug. 30, he could be in danger of falling into a timeshare at catcher with Castro heading into the postseason.
Nola is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners. Nola gets a breather after starting behind the plate in both of the past two games, allowing Jason Castro to catch for Dinelson Lamet in the series finale. Since being acquired from the Mariners on Aug. 30, Nola has gotten off to a slow start to his tenure with the Padres, slashing .208/.321/.396 over 14 games.
Nola will sit Wednesday against the Dodgers. Nola has handled a heavy workload since joining the Padres in a trade from the Mariners at the deadline, as Wednesday's day off will be just his third since the move. Jason Castro starts behind the plate in his absence.