Phillies v. Braves
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 3-7
- The Phillies have posted a 12-8 record in their last 20 games against the National League East after going going 13-28 against the division between May 11th and August 9th.
- Philadelphia is currently 33-40 against the NL East overall this season and have guaranteed their third-consecutive losing season in the division.
- The Phillies have fallen 22 games behind the division-leading Washington Nationals.
- Philadelphia has posted a 10-13 record in the month of September after going 14-13 in August.
- Holding onto late leads has been a strength of the Phillies going 57-5 when leading after eight innings but they are just 4-71 when trailing after eight.
- Scoring first has shown to be a good sign for Philadelphia as they are 47-27 when getting on the board first but just 25-60 when falling behind.
Place: 2nd in NL East
Last 10: 2-8
- The Braves are currently skidding. They are a Major League-worst 5-17 in the month of September and have now fallen into a tie with the New York Mets for second place in the National League East.
- Atlanta has been held to two or fewer runs in 63 games this season including 12 of their last 17 games. They are 8-55 in those games.
- The Braves are 17 games out of first place in the NL East. The last time they were this far back was in 2008 when they finished 72-90 and finished 20 games back of the Phillies.
- Atlanta has posted 109 quality starts this season, leading the Majors.
- It is the first time since 2003 the Braves have ended their season in Philadelphia. Prior to 2003, the last time the Braves ended their season in Philadelphia was 1993 when they lost Game 6 of the NLCS to Philadelphia.
14-10, 3.88 ERA, 1.29 WHIP
Santana, 31, allowed five runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts in five innings in Sunday's loss to the Mets. In six career games against the Phillies, Santana is 4-1 with a 3.11 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. In three career starts at Citizens Bank Park, he is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP.
6-7, 4.71 ERA, 1.39 WHIP
Williams, 32, threw seven shutout innings allowing four hits with a walk and three strikeouts in Saturday's win over the Athletics. In seven career games (six starts) against the Braves, Williams is 1-3 with a 5.13 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. In four career starts at Citizens Bank Park, he is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.