Tuesday night’s Game 2 of their series between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies will take place at Citizens Bank Park.
The Atlanta Braves have won five of their last seven games and have a record of 58-40 this year. Atlanta dropped Game 1 of this series on Monday night by a score of 6-4. This season, the Atlanta pitching staff’s stats include a 3.64 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and a.233 opponent batting average. The Braves offence has generated 466 runs while hitting for a.248 average and reaching base at a.313 clip. For the Braves this year, Austin Riley has a batting average of.294 with 28 home runs and 63 RBI. Spencer Strider, who has tossed 74.1 innings this season and has a record of 4-3, 3.03 ERA, and 1.05 WHIP, is anticipated to start for Atlanta.
Three of their last four games have ended in losses for the 50-46 Philadelphia Phillies this season. Philadelphia lost all three games of their series against the Cubs prior to winning Game 1 of this series. With an opponent batting average of.238 and a 3.79 ERA, Philadelphia’s pitching staff is performing admirably. This year, the Phillies offence has generated 444 runs while hitting for a.245 average and a.310 on-base percentage. For the Phillies this year, Kyle Schwarber is hitting.202 with 30 home runs and 59 RBI. Aaron Nola, who has tossed 126.2 innings this year and has a record of 6-7, 3.13 ERA, and 0.91 WHIP, is anticipated to start for Philadelphia.
Atlanta has a record of 5-1 on Tuesdays and 16-6 on the road in their previous 22 outings. During Atlanta’s previous 7 games, the over is 7-0. Philadelphia is 8-22 in their previous 30 Tuesday games and 5-0 in their last 5 games versus the NL East. In Philadelphia’s previous 15 games, the under is 10-5. In the previous eight encounters between these two teams, the over is 6-2.
Philadelphia is nine games behind New York in the division, while Atlanta is two games behind the Mets in the NL East going into this game. Atlanta will start Spencer Strider, who has pitched 26.2 innings and given up 7 runs in that time. In his previous 30 innings of work, Aaron Nola has given up 12 runs for the Phillies.
Free Pick: Philadelphia Phillies