Aaron, a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, and Austin, the starting catcher for the San Diego Padres, will square off in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.
Aaron is slated to start. In the history of the MLB postseason, this will be the first time two siblings have ever faced off as pitcher and batter.
During the course of the regular season, the two have competed against one another six times; Austin has managed to record one hit, one walk, and two strikeouts in those contests.
Are the Nola’s Brothers?
Aaron Nola and Austin Nola are blood brothers. Aaron who is the younger brother plays as a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and Austin the older brother plays as a catcher for the San Diego Padres.
Meet Aaron Nola and Austin Nola
Aaron Nola is currently in his ninth season with the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. The pitcher was drafted by the Phillies in the 2014 MLB Draft as the seventh overall. Nola is from a family of athletes.
His senior brother Austin Nola is a catcher for the San Padres. His dad was a high school baseball coach for Little League Baseball. Austin Nola started his baseball career at the age of nine.
When Nola was a young boy, he had a habit of imitating a pitching motion while watching himself in the mirror. His father referred to those movements as “strange gyrations.”
Austin Nola has been playing in the MLB for a long time. He is in his eleventh season in the professional league.
Nola started his baseball career at a young age, thanks to his father. His father, A. J. served as Austin and his junior brother’s baseball coach throughout their childhood.
Nola was one of the best prospects in high school. He had many offers from Major baseball teams.
He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2008 but did not sign a professional contract with them. He insisted on playing college baseball for Louisiana State University.
The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Nola in his junior year of college but turned down a contract and decided to finish college first.