On Thursday, an MLB matchup between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies will take place at Citizens Bank Park. The first two games of this series were won by the Braves.
The Braves enter this game with an overall record of 44-32 and have only allowed four runs in total over their last two contests. The Braves’ season started off to a poor start, but during the past two months, they have performed exceptionally well. The Braves’ offence ranks eighth in baseball with 4.71 runs scored per game on average.
The Phillies, who are on the opposing side of this contest, have an overall record of 39-37 and are currently winning two straight games before dropping their last two games. They need to figure out how to get the offence rolling after just scoring one run on Wednesday. The Phillies are ninth in MLB in terms of runs scored per game, averaging 4.69. The absence of Bryce Harper is a major issue for the offence. Kyle Schwarber, who has 22 home runs and 47 RBIs, will need to perform even better.
The Braves’ Ian Anderson is now pitching for them, and he has a 6-4 record and a 4.60 ERA. He pitched four innings, giving up six hits and four runs in his most recent start against the Dodgers.
The Phillies, who are on the opposing side of this matchup, are led by Aaron Nola, who has a 4-5 record with a 2.98 ERA.
In their last four games played on Thursday, the Phillies have gone 4-0. In the Phillies’ last six home games against right-handed starters, the over is 5-1. In Anderson’s previous five starts versus the National League West, the over is 4-0-1.
This season, Anderson has struggled at times, and in his most recent start, he allowed four runs. The Phillies’ loss of Harper is significant, but they still have a strong offence and will beat Anderson in this game.
Free Pick: Philadelphia Phillies