Nola (16-6) allowed two runs on four hits and one walk across six innings Sunday while taking the loss against the Braves. He struck out six. Nola threw 72 percent of his pitches for strikes and induced nine groundball outs as he largely kept the home team in check. He allowed a run on a pair of doubles in the second inning and then another on a solo home run in the fifth. This was a nice bounce-back performance for Nola, who had failed to complete six innings in either of his previous two starts, and the quality start was his second in the last five. The 25-year-old has blossomed into a front-line starter in 2018 and will make what will likely be his final regular season appearance Friday against this same Atlanta club.
Nola allowed two runs on six hits over 5.2 innings during Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Mets. He struck out nine and did not factor in the decision. Nola exited with runners on first and third during the fifth inning, but Pat Neshek was able to escape without allowing a run. The 25-year-old has a somewhat troubling trend as he has allowed eight home runs in four September starts, after allowing only eight home runs over his first 27 starts of the season. Nola currently lines up to start Sunday at Atlanta.
Nola (16-5) took the loss Wednesday, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk over five innings while striking out five as the Phillies fell 5-1 to the Nationals. The right-hander has now lost two of his last three starts after going seven straight outings without an L, and Wednesday's start marked the first time in over a month that Nola failed to strike out at least eight batters. He'll carry a 2.42 ERA to the mound Tuesday in a home clash against the Mets.
Nola (16-4) picked up the win Friday, giving up three runs on three hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out eight in a 4-3 victory over the Mets. The right-hander very nearly wasn't rewarded for another strong outing, but Rhys Hoskins' solo shot in the top of the eighth inning broke a 3-3 tie and made Nola the winner. He'll carry a 2.29 ERA into his next start Wednesday at home against the Nationals.
Nola (15-4) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 11 over 5.2 innings as he took the loss Sunday against the Cubs. Nola tossed two scoreless innings to begin his outing, but he surrendered a run in the third, one in the fourth and two more in the sixth prior to exiting the ballgame. This was certainly an uncharacteristic outing for the 25-year-old right-hander, as heading into the series finale, he hadn't allowed more than three runs in a start since June 17 against Milwaukee. Nola owns a stellar 2.23 ERA with 188 punchouts through 181.2 innings this season.