Nola (12-6) allowed five earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out four across five innings to take the loss Thursday against the Braves. Nola surrendered two home runs, accounting for three of his five earned runs. It was the first time he surrendered multiple home runs in a start since July 28, a span of 10 starts. However, he's now allowed four or more earned runs in three of his last four appearances. That's spiked his ERA to 3.75 across 196.2 innings for the campaign. He'll look to end strong in his final start of the regular season, currently projected to come on Tuesday at Washington.
Nola struck out nine batters in seven innings Saturday against the Red Sox, allowing a single run on four hits and three walks. He did not factor into the decision. Nola was locked into a duel with Eduardo Rodriguez, trading scoreless frames through the first six innings. He finally allowed a run on a Christian Vazquez double in the top of the seventh, though the Phillies offense would come through with a run to avoid giving him an undeserved loss. The outing lowered Nola's ERA to 3.62 and brought him to within eight strikeouts of his career-high total of 224.
Nola (12-5) allowed four runs on six hits with four walks and seven strikeouts across six innings while taking a loss against the Braves on Monday. The 26-year-old has struggled with his control during his last two starts, and it's led to him yielding nine runs in the last 10 frames. He's walked seven hitters during that stretch, but despite those control issues, Nola has at least six punchouts in his last six outings. He owns a 3.70 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 207 strikeouts in 184.2 innings this season. Nola is scheduled to pitch next at home against the Red Sox on Saturday.
Nola didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 8-5 loss to the Reds, giving up five runs on five hits and three walks over four innings while striking out six. Four of the five hits off Nola went for extra bases, including a solo shot by Joey Votto in the first inning. The right-hander will take a 3.63 ERA and 200:67 K:BB through 178.2 innings into his next start Monday, at home against Atlanta.
Nola allowed one run on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts across 6.1 innings during a no-decision against the Mets on Friday. Both offenses exploded late, as the starters weren't a factor in the decision. This was Nola's first no-decision since July 23, but he did still post his fourth straight quality start. He is 12-4 with a 3.45 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 194 strikeouts in 174.2 innings this season. Nola will make his next start at the Reds on Wednesday.