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Saturday night's game between the Philadephia Phillies and the San Diego Padres was a very special one for former LSU Tigers Aaron and Austin Nola who played against each other for the first time in their professional careers.

Younger brother Aaron struck out Austin in the second inning and got him to pop out to second base later in the game. Per Fansided:
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Aaron wasn’t messing around either. According to ESPN Stats & Info, he tossed his two fastest pitches of the season in the at-bat with his brother. His first pitch was 95.2 mph heater. He got a called strike on a 95.9 mph pitch then took down Austin with a 96.2 mph fastball. Those were the only pitches Austin saw.

The strikeout pitch was the third fastest of Nola’s career thus far.

This was the first time a Phillies pitcher has faced his position-playing brother, according to Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Austin got another chance at his brother in the fifth inning. This time he saw four pitches of much lower velocity. However, he popped out to second.
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How good was Austin Nola at LSU as a 2009 freshman shortstop? Well, he was good enough to move DJ LeMahieu from SS to 2nd base on a national championship team!!!!
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I love when former LSU players swap jerseys, when it’s two brothers, I can’t imagine what it must feel like as a parent
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It'd be fun to be a fly on the wall during Thanksgiving dinner.
2 months
Two class acts and great ambassadors for the "Tigers"!
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How special is that?! Imagine the moment of pride of their parents in the stands.
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Great dudes, great family. Love to see it. Geaux Tigers.
Reply2 months
Pretty special moment there.
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And they're both named after NOLA.
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what? named after their parents like most Tigers. lol.
2 months
My man Tweet. What a joy and sense of accomplishment to see those two on that stage.
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That is awesome.
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Is that cool or what!!!
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Aaron got the strikeout, but austin can flash that cws championship ring
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Great family they are true Patriots
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I grew up on the same street as A.J. and was best friends with his older brother Glynn. Their Mom and Dad (Sarah and Vince) were salt of the earth and like second parents to me. They had 7 kids are not just a good family, but a great family. Really proud of Austin and Aaron
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That Franciscan feelin the heat!
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