Phillies vs. Braves start time announced by Ken Rosenthal
Tonight’s Phillies vs. Braves game will start around 7:30-7:45, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The two teams will reconvene at 6:00 PM to confirm the official start time.
The forecast in Atlanta, Georgia isn’t promising for the rest of the day, and neither side wanted to start this game without playing all the way through. Zack Wheeler and Kyle Wright will get the ball tonight, and neither will be able to come back into the game if a mid-game rain delay ever took place.
The Phillies also couldn’t afford a rain delay after how much their bullpen got run through yesterday. Although Dominguez is available in Game 2 according to Thomson, the team still used the following arms in Game 1.
- Andrew Bellatti
- Connor Brogdon
- Brad Hand
- Seranthony Dominguez
- Jose Alvarado
- Zach Eflin
This isn’t the regular season anymore, so I’d have to believe that Alvarado would be available today once again after only throwing 11 pitches in Game 1. But Andrew Bellatti and Connor Brogdon would most likely not be available. Brad Hand would be able to pitch again for the Phillies out of the bullpen after just throwing nine pitches in 0.2 innings.