Phillies Christmas tree: Aaron Nola

It was just five months ago that Aaron Nola made his big league debut on July 21st. On that day at Citizens Bank Park, Nola shut down the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing just five hits and one run while striking out a half-dozen Rays’ batters over six innings.That was the first of thirteen starts Nola would make in … Continue reading Phillies Christmas tree: Aaron Nola

Phillies Christmas tree: Maikel Franco

During September of 2014, Maikel Franco made his debut in Major League Baseball. It was an inauspicious beginning with the Phillies, as Franco hit for just a .179/.190/..214 slash line in 58 plate appearances across 16 games.Still, the Phils top prospect had gotten his feet wet, and would surely benefit the next time he got the call. That … Continue reading Phillies Christmas tree: Maikel Franco