Philadelphia ace Aaron Nola will make his fourth straight Opening Day start, the longest streak by a Phillies pitcher since Hall of Famer Steve Carlton’s 10-year run from 1977-86.
The Phillies’ season opener is April 1 against the visiting Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
Nola was 5-5 with a 3.28 ERA in 12 starts last season, including two complete games and one shutout. The 27-year-old right-hander struck out 96 batters and walked 23 in 71 1/3 innings.
A first-round draft pick in 2014 and a National League All-Star in 2018, Nola is 58-40 with a 3.47 ERA in 139 career games (all starts). He has 922 strikeouts in 842 2/3 innings.
Nola signed a four-year, $45 million extension with the Phillies in 2019 and will earn a base salary of $11.75 million this season.
–Field Level Media