Some smiles have broken out on the field for the Phillies this season, finally
It seems the Phillies team has left behind all of the losing it did in the first half of the season, and now in the second half, the winning has been a little easier to come by.
Now, the Phils have reeled off 4 victories in a row and tonight, it's the much anticipated debut of Aaron Nola, a first round pick by the Phillies in 2014 as the 7th pick in the 2014 June Amateur Draft. Nola has been rated as the 39th overall best prospect by Baseball America prior to this year.
Maybe the Phillies have felt the need to bring fans out to the ballpark, as they are running a 2 for $27 ticket promotion with the debut of Nola tonight. Just a short time ago, the notion of bringing up younger players like Nola was dismissed by Phillies GM, Ruben Amaro, but now apparently things have changed with this.
The Phils finish up this series with the Rays tonight and Wednesday afternoon, they have an off-day on Thursday and then settle into Wrigley Field for a weekend series against the Cubs, this one is the first trip there without Ryne Sandberg at the helm after the quit the team on June 26th, citing the fact that he didn't like to lose.