Taylor Widener tries to lead the Diamondbacks to victory against Nola
Taylor Widener pitches for the Dbacks against the Phillies on Friday. He looks to build off his most recent start which was a rather weird one. During his start on Sunday, he got the win but also had 5 walks to 5 K’s. He allowed 1 hit and pitched 5 innings. It was a day of 5’s for him. Let’s hope he can limit the walks but keep the scoring to zero against the Phillies and Bryce Harper. Widener’s stat-line is 2-1, 4.34 ERA, 60 K’s.
Opposing the Diamondbacks will be Phillies Ace Aaron Nola. Fun fact about Nola is that he is the brother of Padres catcher Austin Nola. Aaron’s had a solid but not up to his standards season so far. He’s given up some large amounts of runs in games. Then, he’s been a shut-down pitcher for other games. On the season, his stat-line is 7-7, 4.33 ERA, 174 K’s.
The Phillies offense struggled in their game against Widener last week. Only Didi Gregorius (Former Dbacks player) and Bryce Harper have gotten a hit off him. Keep it up Taylor! Meanwhile, for the Dbacks, David Peralta, Josh VanMeter, Bryan Holaday, and Asdrubal Cabrera have multiple hits off Nola.