PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Phillies will look to wrap up their ten-game road trip on a high note tonight as they play the final game of their series with the Braves in Atlanta.
The Phils need a win tonight to break even for the trip. They are 4-5 after losing to the Braves last night, 5-1. The Phillies finished with just four hits, including a solo home run by Ryan Howard, and Jerad Eickhoff struggled on the mound (4 runs in 4 1/3 innings) as the Phils fell to 19-15 on the season.READ MORE: Poll Workers At Kimmel Center Say Pa. Primary Election Turnout Down Considerably From 2020 Presidential Campaign
Vince Velasquez gets the call on the mound tonight for the Phils. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 2.17 ERA. He got a no-decision in his last start against Miami, allowing four runs in six innings. Velasquez struggled early that night, allowing all four runs in the first two innings, but he found a groove after that. This will be his first career appearance against the Braves.
Atlanta will counter tonight with a right-hander named Aaron Blair. This will be the rookie’s fourth start this season. He is 0-2 with a 3.31 ERA.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: Man Shot 6 Times, Killed In East Frankford; 2 Suspects In Custody
Here is the Phillies lineup tonight:
1. Odubel Herrera CF
2. Andres Blanco 2B
3. Maikel Franco 3B
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. Freddy Galvis SS
6. Cameron Rupp C
7. David Lough LF
8. Vince Velasquez P
9. Peter Bourjos RF
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Comcast Sportsnet Phillies TV analyst Matt Stairs about the Phillies, their offense and Velasquez.
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