Monday’s MLB matchup between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies takes place at Citizens Bank Park.
With a 58-39 record heading into this contest, the Braves had won two of their last three meetings with the Los Angeles Angels, but they were crushed 9-1 on Sunday. The Braves offence has been outstanding all season long, scoring 4.76 runs per game on average. Additionally, the pitching has been solid, allowing just 3.98 runs per game. Austin Riley is enjoying a fantastic season, slugging 63 RBIs and hitting 28 home runs.
The Phillies, who are on the other side of this contest, have a record of 49-46 overall and have dropped three games against the Chicago Cubs. In the three games, the Phillies’ offence only managed seven runs in total. The Phillies offence, which ranks eighth in the league in terms of runs scored per game at 4.61, needs to pick up the pace in this game. Kyle Schwarber has 59 RBIs and 30 home homers to his credit.
Max Fried, a pitcher with the Braves with a 10-3 record and a 2.64 ERA, will start the game. In his most recent start, Fried lasted seven innings while allowing seven hits and three runs.
Ranger Suarez, who currently has a 7-5 record and a 4.07 ERA, will start for the Phillies. He pitched five innings against the Miami Marlins in his previous start, surrendering four hits but no runs.
In their previous four games versus the National League West, the Phillies are 4-0. In Suarez’s previous five home starts, the Phillies have a 0-5 record. In the Braves’ previous six games overall, the over is 6-0. When their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game, the Phillies are 4-0 in their last four.
Suarez and Fried have both been effective this year, and in Suarez’s most recent start, he allowed zero runs. Because both of these offences recently struggled to score, it will be difficult to find runs in this game as well.
Free Pick: Philadelphia Phillies