Phillies v. Braves
Place: 3rd in NL East
Last 10: 5-5
- Chase Utley continued his torrid streak extending his hit streak to 11 games going 2-for-5, including 1-for-3 with runners in scoring position, with a double and a run scored in last night's loss.
- Ryan Howard tied Chase Utley for the team-lead in home runs with three on his second inning home run. He went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts.
- Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs in the eighth inning.
- Domonic Brown hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to cap off a five-run eighth to give the Phillies a 6-5 lead. It was Brown's first home run of the year.
- B.J. Rosenberg became the first Phillies pitcher on record to allow three home runs without recording an out as he gave up back-to-back-to-back home runs in the top of the eighth inning to Evan Gattis, Dan Uggla and Andrelton Simmons to give the Braves a 5-1 lead.
- The Phillies were 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left six on base.
Place: 1st in NL East
Last 10: 7-3
- The Braves have won four straight games scoring 32 runs over that span.
- Dan Uggla hit his first two home runs of the year and ended up going 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIS including a grand slam in the top of the ninth inning to give the Braves a 9-6 lead last night.
- Evan Gattis also went deep twice for Atlanta going 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs. He has four home runs in his last two games at Citizens Bank Park.
- Andrelton Simmons was 3-for-5 with a solo home run in the eighth.
- The Braves 2-3-4 hitters (B.J. Upton, Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton) were a combined 0-for-11 but still scored four runs.
- Atlanta went went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position with their only hit coming on Uggla's grand slam and left nine runners on base
0-0, 2.89 ERA, 1.82 WHIP
Hale, 26, allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits with five walks and two strikeouts in 4.1 innings in the Braves' 6-4 loss to the Mets on Thursday. Atlanta is 1-1 in his two starts. In one career start against the Phillies, Hale allowed one run on seven hits over six innings to get the win. He has never pitched at Citizens Bank Park.
2-1, 5.50 ERA, 1.67 WHIP
Lee, 35, allowed three runs on a season-low eight hits with no walks and eight strikeouts in six innings of work on Thursday against the Brewers. The offense was dormant and Lee got the loss. In 15 career starts against the Braves, Lee is 7-6 with a 2.80 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. In 53 career starts at Citizens Bank Park, he is 23-17 with a 2.84 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.