Phillies @ Braves
Place: 4th in NL East
Last 10: 6-4
- Philadelphia is 1-31 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 22-3 when leading after eight innings.
- The Phillies are currently in the midst of playing 41 games in 41 days.
- Since 2012, the Phillies are 16-25 in their last 41 games to the Braves getting outscored 194-148.
- Jimmy Rollins extended his hit streak to 11 games going 1-for-6.
- Reid Brignac had another strong night at the plate going 3-for-6 with a two-run triple in the 13th inning and his first stolen base of the season.
- Marlon Byrd had a two-hit night with an RBI single in the 13th inning and a run scored.
- Ryan Howard got the Phillies on the board with his solo home run in the second inning - his 12th of the season.
- Every Phillies position player recorded at least one hit.
- Jonathan Papelbon blew just his second save of the year and his first blown save since April 5th.
Place: 1st in NL East
Last 10: 4-6
- The Braves have beaten the Phillies in five of their last seven home games and in 11 of their last 17.
- Evan Gattis boasts the National League's longest active hitting streak at 16 games in which he has going 26-for-64 (.406) over that span. His 15 home runs lead all catchers.
- Jayson Heyward has reached base safely in 32 of his last 35 games.
- The Braves are in the middle of a busy part of their schedule as well as they are slated to play 39 games in 41 days leading up to the All-Star break.
- After going 28-44 from 2008-11 against the Phillies, Atlanta has going 25-16 against Philadelphia since 2012.
- Atlanta leads the majors in quality starts with 48 in 69 games (69.6%).
- Freddie Freeman had a strong night at the plate going 3-for-6 with a double and a triple. Freeman made a crucial error in the 13th inning that allowed the Phillies to blow the game open.
- Justin Upton went 2-for-6 at the plate with a double and scored the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
2-6, 4.09 ERA, 1.36 WHIP
Kendrick, 29, allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits with five strikeouts over six innings in the win over the Padres on Thursday. In 21 career games (15 starts) against the Braves, Kendrick is 7-2 with a 3.28 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. In 11 career games (six starts) at Turner Field, he is 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.
5-3, 4.09 ERA, 1.27 WHIP
Santana, 31, allowed six runs on seven hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in 6.1 innings in the loss to the Rockies on Thursday. In two career starts against the Phillies, Santana is 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA and a 0.77 WHIP. In five career starts at Turner Field, he is 3-1 with a 4.28 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.