Correcting an earlier report, Nola hasn't been placed on the COVID-19 injured list but remains away from the team because he either tested positive for the virus, showed symptoms, came in contact with someone who tested positive or has missing/inconclusive test results, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The 27-year-old fits the criteria to move to the COVID-19 IL and could be placed there in the coming days, but for now he'll simply stay away from the team. Even if he shifts to the specialized IL, it won't necessarily mean he produced a positive test. Regardless, Nola's availability for the start of the season will remain cloudy until he's cleared to report to camp.
Nola was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Saturday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Manager Joe Girardi said earlier Saturday that Nola hasn't reported to camp but didn't offer any specifics on his absence, so it's not clear why he was placed on the specialized injured list. Players don't need to report a positive test to land on the COVID-19 IL, as they can be placed there for exhibiting symptoms or coming into contact with someone who tested positive. It's unclear when Nola is expected to join the team, but his preparation for the start of the season may be impacted given there's less than three weeks until Opening Day.
Nola has yet to report to the Phillies' summer camp, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The Phillies are legally unable to say whether or not Nola's absence, along with those of his teammates Christian Bethancourt and Adam Haseley, are related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Whether or not Nola's availability for the upcoming season will be impacted remains to be seen.
Nola (illness) completed a bullpen session Thursday consisting of around 35-to-40 pitches, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Nola was scratched ahead of his scheduled Grapefruit League start earlier this week after coming down with the stomach flu, but he's feeling better now and doesn't expect the missed outing to impact his readiness for Opening Day. The right-hander acknowledged he'll likely make one fewer spring start than initially planned, but he believes he'll need just one more Grapefruit League outing and a simulated game to get where he needs to be from a workload standpoint. The Phillies haven't officially named Nola their Opening Day starter, but there's little doubt he'll be on the bump March 26 against the Marlins if the coaching staff thinks he's ready to go.
Nola (illness) is expected to throw a bullpen session Thursday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Philadelphia manager Joe Girardi mentioned that Nola felt better Tuesday and that the plan is for his right-hander to pitch a simulated game Saturday if things continue to trend upward. A flu bug was responsible for the 26-year-old having to skip his last turn in the rotation against the Yankees on Monday. Nola has made three starts (lasting a total of eight innings) thus far this spring and is on pace to gather two more starts before Opening Day arrives.
Nola (illness) won't return to camp until Thursday and could start Friday against the Tigers, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
A flu bug caused Nola to be scratched from his start Monday against the Yankees and will wind up forcing him to skip his turn entirely rather than simply pushing his start back a day or two. He's made three starts (lasting a total of eight innings) thus far this spring and should have time to make two more before Opening Day, though the lost time could potentially mean he's not quite ready to pitch as deep into games as usual for his first start or two.
Nola won't make his scheduled start Monday against the Yankees after coming down with the flu, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Ramon Rosso will start in Nola's place. Assuming Nola recovers from the illness in a reasonable amount of time, he should be set to make his third consecutive Opening Day start.
Nola will not make another start this season, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Nola was originally scheduled to start Sunday's season finale against the Marlins, but with the Phillies no longer vying for a playoff spot, the team decided to shut down its ace. The right-hander will finish the season 12-7 with a 3.87 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 229:80 K:BB across 34 starts (202.1 innings).
Nola (12-7) allowed five earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out nine across 5.2 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Nationals.
Nola pitched well through five innings, racking up seven strikeouts and allowing only two earned runs. However, things took a turn for the worse when he returned for the sixth frame, as he walked two batters and loaded the bases before being pulled. All three runs came around to score one batter later when Trea Turner took Jared Hughes deep for a grand slam. While Nola wasn't helped by his bullpen, the start still marks the fourth time in his last five outings that he's allowed four or more earned runs. That's inflated his ERA to 3.87 on season. Currently, Nola is projected to close out the campaign Sunday in a good matchup against Miami.
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 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.
Nola (12-4) was handed the loss after surrendering three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven over seven innings Sunday against the Marlins.
Nola tossed five scoreless frames before giving up three runs in the sixth inning, which was enough offense for the Marlins to emerge with the victory. He fired 65 of his 97 pitches for strikes in the 3-2 loss. The 26-year-old continues to turn in solid pitching performances, as he's now held the opposition to three or fewer runs in each of his last five starts.
Nola (12-3) allowed two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out seven across seven innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Nola's lone blemish came in the third inning when he allowed a two-run homer to Jackie Bradley. However, he went on to retire 14 of the last 17 batters he faced and has now worked more than six innings in five of seven starts since the All-Star break. As a result, he owns a 3.51 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with 180 strikeouts across 161.1 innings -- mostly correcting a slow start to the season. He'll look to maintain his strong form in his next outing, currently scheduled for Sunday at Miami.
Nola will pitch every fifth day for the remainder of the season, meaning he will get two starts this week, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The Phillies will try to max out the amount of starts they get from their ace the rest of the way, so he will start Tuesday in Boston, again on Sunday in Miami, and would be on turn to pitch on the final day of the season. Not only does this give the Phillies their best chance of making the postseason (in theory), but it should benefit Nola's fantasy owners down the stretch as long as he doesn't wear down with no extra off days.
Nola (11-3) picked up the win in Wednesday's 11-1 rout of the Cubs, giving up one run on three hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out seven.
The right-hander took a shutout into the seventh inning before Kris Bryant ruined it with a solo shot. Nola now has a 3.09 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 49:16 K:BB through 43.2 innings over seven starts since the All-Star break, and he'll look to keep rolling in his next outing Tuesday in Boston.
Nola (10-3) suffered the loss against the Giants on Thursday, pitching five innings and giving up three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three.
Nola entered the game having won his previous four decisions but was outdueled by opposing starter Madison Bumgarner. He allowed nine baserunners but only one extra-base hit, a third-inning double off the bat of Mike Yastrzemski that plated two of the three runs scored against him. After finishing third on the NL Cy Young Award ballot last year, Nola has come down to earth a bit this season; however, he is still the unquestioned ace of the staff, leading all Phillies starters in wins, ERA, quality starts, strikeouts and WAR. He'll have a home matchup against the Cubs on Wednesday in his next scheduled start.
Nola improved his record to 10-2 after holding the White Sox to one run over seven innings in the Phillies' 3-2 victory Saturday. He scattered three hits and two walks and struck out 10 in the 94-pitch outing.
Nola induced 16 swings-and-misses on the day en route to notching his fourth double-digit strikeout performance of the season. Though his ERA and WHIP have jumped considerably in 2019, Nola's 26.9 percent strikeout rate is right on par with his mark from 2018 (27 percent). He also retains an outside chance at matching the career-best 17 wins he notched a season ago if he can maintain the dominant form he's shown of late in addition to receiving quality run support over the final two months of the campaign.
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