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Phillies now leaning against shutting Aaron Nola down

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After Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin talked with upper management, there is a better chance the team won’t shut down rookie starter Aaron Nola, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Nola is scheduled to start Sunday against the Braves. There had been some thought that it would be his final start of the 2015 season as he’s thrown 65 2/3 innings in the majors and 109 1/3 in the minors. The total 175 innings¬†is a huge workload increase and he’s only in his second year of professional baseball.

Nola, 22, has mostly pitched well in his first 11 starts, compiling a 4.11 ERA with a 1.20 WHIP and a 59/16 K/BB ratio. He was the Phillies’ first round pick, taken seventh overall, in the 2014 draft.