The Atlanta Braves will be going for their third win in their last four games when they face the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of their three-game series on Tuesday night. The game will be played at SunTrust Park and is scheduled to begin at 7:20 PM. ET.
Phillies Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak
The Phillies are coming off a two-game sweep at the hands of the Boston Red Sox, dropping them 4.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the NL Wildcard standings. With only 11 games left on the schedule, the Phillies will have to go on a run if they want to make the playoffs this season, starting with their Tuesday night game against the Braves.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 15, 2019
Philadelphia has struggled offensively this season. The team’s .247 batting average is 19th in the league. Their .323 on-base percentage is 17th, while their .429 slugging percentage is 19th in the league. The 719 runs they have scored are 16th in the league.
Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with a .284 batting average, while Bryce Harper leads with 31 home runs and 102 RBI.
Philadelphia’s pitching ranks in the bottom half of the league. Opponents have a .262 batting average against the Phillies, which is 22nd in the league. Their 4.54 ERA is 16th, while their 54 quality starts are 16th in the league.
In his last start, Velasquez gave up six hits and four earned runs in 4.1 innings, leading to a 10-7 win over the New York Mets. He is 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA in two appearances against the Braves this season.
Braves Trying To Bounce Back From Loss To Nationals
The Braves were unable to get a series sweep over the4 Washington Nationals, dropping the final game of their weekend series. With the team four games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have the best record in the National League, they will be trying to keep up with a win over the Phillies on Tuesday night, which will give them their third win in their last four games.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 14, 2019
Atlanta has played well offensively. The team’s .259 batting average is eighth in the league. Their .337 on-base percentage is seventh, while their .456 slugging percentage is seventh in the league. The 806 runs they have scored are sixth in the league.
Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with a .300 batting average and 117 RBI, while Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the team with 39 home runs.
Atlanta’s pitching has also been very good. Opponents have a .256 batting average against the Braves, which is 20th in the league. Their 4.22 ERA is 10th, while their 74 quality starts are seventh in the league.
In his last start, Keuchel gave up three hits and one earned run in six innings, leading to a 3-1 win over the Phillies. He is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts against the Phillies this season.
- 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series.
- 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- 5-0 in their last 5 games following an off day.
- 5-0 in Keuchel’s last 5 home starts.