Off the Record (OTR)

Kingery and Nola shine

The Philadelphia Phillies have a super young team. With the exception of guys like Jake Arrieta and Carlos Santana (the guitar player, not the baseball player), it’s a team full of kids.

And two of those kids looked awfully wonderful on Tuesday night in a 6-1 win over the 2-8 Cincinnati Reds.

Aaron Nola, the 2014 first-round pick that is being counted on to take the next step, pitched eight brilliant innings, giving up three hits and one run with three walks and six strikeouts.

He was excellent the Phillies need him to be. He’s not going to be facing the Reds every five days.

The other guy that Philadelphia is super ecstatic about is Scott Kingery. He’s been playing well in spring training for a couple of years now and they just signed him to a big contract extension, which meant he wouldn’t be spending another year in the minors. Or at the very least, that he wouldn’t have to go spend two weeks down there and then come back so that they’d have him for another year on his contract.

So, what did Kingery do? Not much, just went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Oh, but that one hit happened to be a grand slam.

Boom!

The Phils got back to .500 Tuesday night with a win and are now 5-5. Let’s be honest, that’s what happens when you play the Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds back to back.

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