It was almost 13 months ago when Baseball Betsy and traveled to Lakeland Fl. for a special game to watch the Clearwater Threshers battle the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Aaron Nola was making his Florida State League debut after being drafted in the first round by the Phillies in that year’s June draft..
Below is our observations of his debut from our blogs at the time. Tonight, Nola is scheduled to make his major league debut for the Phillies against the Tampa Rays at Citizen Bank Park. We wish him nothing but the best as he starts his major league career.
“Later in the evening the Phillies 2014 first round draft choice, Aaron Nola, made his first professional start for the Clearwater Threshers against the Lakeland Flying Tigers. After he walked the first batter he faced See Here, he was in control in the first and second innings striking out three with a fastball topping at 93-94 and off speed pitches at 76-80 on the pitch speed board at Joker-Marchant Stadium in Lakeland. See Here.”
“Nola opened the third inning by giving up a home run on a loopy curve ball, See Here, lost his normal pin point control and finally gave up a bases loaded clearing double to end his first outing of his professional career”
You can read Baseball Betsy’s story on the FSL game and see her pictures HERE.