CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies got the good health they were looking for from Aaron Nola this spring.
But the overall results weren't so good.
Nola struggled in his sixth and final Grapefruit League start Tuesday night. He was roughed up for seven hits, including two home runs, and five runs and did not make it out of the second inning in the Phillies' 10-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Nola finished the Grapefruit League portion of his spring with an ERA of 8.38 after giving up 18 earned runs in 19 1/3 innings. He gave up 28 hits, walked seven and struck out 23.
"People say it's spring training but nobody wants to go out there and give up runs," Nola said.
While he wasn't happy with the numbers he put up in camp, Nola was pleased with his health. He missed the final two months of last season with an elbow strain. He said that is completely behind him.
"I feel good," he said. "The ball is coming out of my hand really good.
"Tonight was the best I've felt all spring. I just left some balls up and they took some good swings. It was a tough night."
Manager Pete Mackanin weighed in on Nola's spring.
"One thing I like is that his velocity is way up," Mackanin said. "I think his arm is healthy and that's good to see more than anything.
"He hasn't shown the command that makes him a good pitcher, but I think that will get there."
Nola gave up home runs to Troy Tulowitzki and Melvin Upton Jr.
Nola lines up to pitch the fifth game of the regular season a week from Saturday in Philadelphia.
He only threw 51 pitches Tuesday night so he has room for a good bullpen session and another start before that outing. The start will come at the minor-league complex on Sunday. He will then join the team in Cincinnati for Monday's season opener.
Reliever Colton Murray ran his scoreless string to 10 1/3 innings before allowing a two-run homer in his third inning of work. Murray left the game with what looked like a lower back injury. He fell to the ground in pain after throwing a pitch. Earlier in the day, Murray was told that he would open the season in Triple-A.
Infielder Cole Stobbe, 19, the Phillies' third-round pick in last year's draft, and 18-year-old righty Sixto Sanchez were named winners of the Bill Giles and Larry Rojas awards for their standout work in minor-league camp. Both are among the organization's most highly touted young prospects.
The Phillies will split the squad and play two games on Wednesday. One team will go to Lakeland to play the Tigers. The other will go to Bradenton to face the Pirates.
The battle for one of the final spots in the bullpen will take center stage as Luis Garcia starts in Lakeland and Joely Rodriguez in Bradenton.