Phillies @ Braves
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 7-3
- Scoring first has been big for the Phillies as they are 40-21 when getting on the board first but just 22-53 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- Four runs seems to be the mark for the Phillies as they are 49-20 when scoring four or more runs but just 13-54 when scoring three or fewer runs.
- Philadelphia is 3-60 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 49-4 when leading after eight innings.
- Starters going deep into games has not exactly been a guaranteed victory for the Phillies as they are just 36-28 when the starter goes longer than six innings.
- Out-hitting an opponent seems to be key as Philadelphia is 41-19 when out-hitting opponents but 14-48 when getting outhit.
- The Phillies are coming off their first combined no-hitter in franchise history and the first since Roy Halladay's in the 2010 National League Divisional Series against the Reds.
- It was the third time the Braves had been no-hit at Turner Field and the 17th time overall the franchise had a no-hitter thrown against them.
Place: 2nd in NL East
Last 10: 5-5
- The Braves are 1,085-1,026-14 all-time against the Phillies but just 77-79 all-time at Turner Field, including a 2-5 record this season.
- The Braves are in second place in the NL East trailing the Washington Nationals by seven games.
- Atlanta has spent 86 games in first place in the division this season.
- Craig Kimbrel has been almost lights-out for Atlanta saving 180 games in 199 opportunities (90.4%), the third best percentage in MLB history behind John Smoltz and Eric Gagne.
- Atlanta leads the majors in quality starts with 96 in 138 games.
- Yesterday's no-hitter was the third time the Braves had been no-hit at Turner Field and the 17th time overall the franchise had a no-hitter thrown against them.
7-11, 4.97 ERA, 1.37 WHIP
Kendrick, 30, allowed four runs on seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts in Wednesday's win over the Nationals. He went 2-0 in the month of August. In 24 career games (18 starts) against the Braves, Kendrick is 8-4 with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. In 13 career games (eight starts) at Turner Field, he is 4-1 with a 3.21 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.
6-8, 4.70 ERA, 1.42 WHIP
Minor, 26, allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts in seven innings in Thursday's win over the Mets. Minor has allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last three starts. In eight career games (seven starts) against the Phillies, Minor is 2-4 with a 3.59 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. In 56 career games (55 starts) at Turner Field, he is 21-17 with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.