SUN, FEBRUARY 25, 2018 - Manager Gabe Kapler announced that Nola will be the Opening Day starting pitcher for the Phillies, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. The news hardly comes as a surprise, but it's nonetheless good to see official confirmation from Kapler. Nola had a 3.54 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 168 innings (27 starts) with 184 strikeouts in 2017. The 24-year-old's strikeout rate and quality 3.27 FIP leaves a solid indication for potential improvement as the Phillies' top starter this season.
|2017||Virginia Hat Lineup||2||0||25.0||17||40||24||6.12||1.60||0||T|
|2016||Virginia Hat Lineup||6||0||111.0||59||145||121||4.78||1.31||5||b|
|2015||Virginia Hat Lineup||5||0||64.0||26||80||56||3.66||1.25||5||a|