Preview: Struggling Phillies look to avoid sweep, Aaron Nola on the mound
The Phillies take the field at 6:05 EST looking to avoid a sweep by the Atlanta Braves. Aaron Nola (4-5, 2.98 ERA) gets the ball for the Fightins, going up against Ian Anderson (6-4, 4.60 ERA) for Atlanta.
On a night with two different major league debuts (Mark Appel and Darick Hall), the Phillies fell in lazy fashion, dropping their second straight to the Braves by a final score of 4-1. Ranger Suarez threw a career-high 110 pitches, going six and two-thirds, allowing 6 hits and 4 earned runs.
Rhys Hoskins got the Phils on the board early, but the offense couldn’t get any more runs across the board the rest of the night. Now trailing the Braves by 5 games and sitting 8 back of the lead in the NL East, the Phillies need to get a win in today’s series finale. With Bryce Harper out for close to 8 weeks, the offense needs to figure out ways to score without their MVP and figure it out fast.
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Aaron Nola vs Ian Anderson
The Phils ace takes the ball tonight at 6:05 EST, looking to continue his fantastic 2022 season. Nola has thrown slightly worse at home this season, tallying a 4.10 ERA in CBP, but is coming off a great most recent start, where he tallied seven innings pitched, allowing just one earned run out in San Diego. Nola has been the best starter on the Phillies this year and is back to his ace status, as he’s down to just a 2.98 ERA on the year, with a 0.90 WHIP and 109 strikeouts. He’ll be facing off against Ian Anderson, who is 6-4 on the year, with a 4.60 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 74.1 IP.
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Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook
|Braves||-1.5 (+146)||+134||O8.5 (-110)|
|Phillies||+1.5 (-154)||-158||U8.5 (-110)|
Phillies Starting Lineup
Lineup Notes: Darick Hall gets the start at DH for the second consecutive night. Matt Vierling plays centerfield, Stott plays 2nd.
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