This is the series we’ve all been looking towards with the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies set to square off in a three-game series starting Tuesday night.
After a sweep of the San Diego Padres over the weekend, the Atlanta Braves come into this series with a 2.5 game lead.
Alan went over some of the scenarios for the Braves the rest of the way and what needs to happen for them to win the NL East.
Braves-Phillies Game Time?
First pitch is scheduled for 7:20 PM ET at Truis Park in Atlanta, GA.
Braves-Phillies TV Channel?
You can watch the game locally on Balley Sports South or NBC Sports Philadelphia. The game will also be broadcast nationally on FS1.
Braves vs. Phillies Odds on Tuesday
WynnBET currently has the Braves as the favorite at -125 (bet $125 to profit $100) for Tuesday night’s game with the Phillies as +105 underdogs. They place the run total for the game at 7.5.
Braves Starting Pitcher: Charlie Morton
This is what Alex Anthopoulos went out and signed Charlie Morton, to pitch in playoff-type games like this.
The 37-year-old veteran has been great all year with a 3.53 ERA and 203 strikeouts with a WHIP of 1.07.
He’s 2-2 against the Phillies this season and his lines in those games look like this:
- April 3: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 ER, 5 K (L)
- April 9: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 ER, 7 K (W)
- May 7: 0.2 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 R (0 ER), 1 K (L)
- July 22: 6 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, 2 ER, 8 K (W)
Jean Segura has faced him the most and is 14-54 (.259) with 2 home runs and just 6 strikeouts. Bryce Harper is 7-17 with a home run and J.T. Realmuto is 7-18 off Morton.
Didi Gregorius is 8-30 and Andrew McCutchen is just 1-11.
Braves Starting Lineup (official)
- Jorge Soler – RF
- Freddie Freeman – 1B
- Ozzie Albies – 2B
- Austin Riley – 3B
- Adam Duvall – CF
- Eddie Rosario – LF
- Travis d’Arnaud – C
- Dansby Swanson – SS
- Charlie Morton – P
Braves vs. Phillies Prediction Today
I know the Braves are favored playing at home with Morton on the mounds, but I actually like the Phillies in this matchup because Zach Wheeler dominates the Braves — they’re 3-1 in the three starts he’s had against Atlanta this year.
And the Phillies’ best hitters have really good numbers against Morton.
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