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Phillies Shutout in Aaron Nola MLB Debut

Philadelphia PA: As most teams look to rebuild for the future and to see their young players in action to give the fan base some hope to get back to being a contenders for a championship, that is what took place on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia as Aaron Nola made is MLB Debut for the Phillies as they took on the Tampa Bay Rays in game 2 of 3 game series. The Phillies are one of the hottest teams in baseball by winning 4 straight games after the all-star break.  Pitching matchup was Aaron Nola for the Phillies going against the Rays Nathan Karns. The Lineup the Phillies featured was the following

Phillies Lineup vs Rays for Aaron Nola MLB Debut

Phillies Lineup vs Rays for Aaron Nola MLB Debut

Aaron Nola threw his 1st MLB pitch to Rays John Jaso at 7:06 PM which ended up for a ball, then he would get the game’s first hit with a double. Nola would strikeout Steven Souza Jr for his first MLB strikeout & followed that up by striking out Evan Longoria for back to back Strikeouts. Nola would throw 18 pitches in the 1st inning. Domonic Brown would get the Phillies first hit of game in the bottom of 2nd inning with single to center. The Rays would score the game’s first run in the top of 3rd inning as pitcher Nathan Karns would hit homerun of Nola to left center field for the 1-0 lead. no AL pitcher had homered since Zach Britton on Juy 3, 2011. Aaron Nola would settle down after giving up the home run. In the 5th inning, Nola would pick up his first MLB hit with a single to center. The Bullpens of the Rays & Phillies would take over, Domonic Brown would ground out to first to end the game as the Rays win 1-0 and in the process end the Phillies 4 game winning streak and also ruin the MLB Debut of Aaron Nola, this was the 11th time this season the Phillies have been shutout this season. Aaron Nola in his MLB debut would go 6 Innings, 5 Hits 1 Run, 1 Walk, 6 Strikeouts on 88 Pitches while Rays Nathan Karns would go 5 innings, 3 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts on 85 pitches. The Phillies and Rays will play the series finale on Wednesday at 1:05 PM

Final Stats:
Win: Nathan Karns (5-5)
Loss: Aaron Nola (0-1)
Save: Brad Boxberger (24)
Time: 2:52
Attendance at Citizens Bank Park: 28,703

Video:
Aaron Nola 1st MLB Pitch