Aaron Nola has thrown the first complete game shutout of his career.
AARON NOLA'S FIRST COMPLETE GAME LETSGOOOOOO
This is the biggest smile you will see on Aaron Nola’s face and the most excited he gets 🤣
First complete game shutout of his career and first Gatorade bath!
We weren't kidding when we said earlier that you never know what you'll see on a Citizens Phanatic Birthday: https://t.co/i4olxewZRL
Aaron Nola is the first Phillie to allow two or fewer hits and no walks while striking out 10+ in a complete game shutout since Roy Halladay did it in his perfect game in 2010.
Aaron Nola's first-ever complete game, and his first-ever Gatorade shower!*
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A Thing of Beauty by Aaron Nola
Aaron Nola has thrown a complete-game shutout, the first time he's pitched all nine innings in his career. He struck out 10 and allowed just two hits, probably making it his finest start ever.
Aaron Nola, Filthy 78mph Curveball...and 10th K. 😷
Aaron Nola throws the first complete game of his career in a 2-0 victory over the Cardinals. Keeping true to character, he casually smacks his right fist into his glove and offers a little fist pump.
With the complete game today, Aaron Nola leads all of MLB in innings pitched since 2018, one out ahead of Gerrit Cole.
Pitchers with 110+ starts, 750+ Ks, 3.30 ERA or less since 2017:
• Jacob deGrom
• Gerrit Cole
• Aaron Nola
Aaron Nola’s complete game shutout is the first with 2 or fewer hits allowed by a Phillie since Cole Hamels no-hitter in his last start as a Phillie 6 seasons ago
"You can look at his numbers every year and it says ace," Joe Girardi said of Aaron Nola.
Aaron Nola pitches a complete game shutout w/ 10 K's as the Phillies (-180) win 2-0 @betthebases
Aaron Nola does something he hasn’t ever done in his MLB career and throws a complete game shutout against the St. Louis Cardinals.
His line: 9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K.
He was masterful.
Aaron Nola is through 8⅓ innings, making this the longest of his 143 career starts as a big-leaguer.
The Cardinals are 1 for 20 with 7 strikeouts today against Aaron Nola. 2 balls have left the infield.
Wow. A complete game for Aaron Nola and his arm didn’t fall off. Plus, 2 &1/2 hours. Old time baseball.
“I don’t know how you could possibly say he’s not an ace. He’s been a Top 10 pitcher in baseball so I’m not sure how that would be considered not an ace”
-JT Realmuto on Aaron Nola
J.T. Realmuto doesn't get the folks who say from time to time that Aaron Nola's not an ace.
Aaron Nola was terrific today. But the #Phillies' most important takeaway from the weekend was this: An occasional day off for Bryce Harper to manage his back issues isn't such a bad thing. Story @PhillyInquirer
Fifteen games into the 2021 season, Cardinals starters have not finished 7 innings.
It took the 2019 team 20 games to do so.
That team, as you may recall, tossed some baseballs in the NLCS.
Bryce smoked this pitch this afternoon & our ace Aaron Nola pitched his first-ever 9 inning complete game. Loving the Phillies so far this year - very, very hopeful https://t.co/6CaDWqQgPA