Tuesday: @Braves (7:10 pm - Martin)
Wednesday: @ Braves (7:10 pm - Lannan)
Friday: v. Dodgers (7:05 pm - Lee)
Saturday: v. Dodgers (7:05 pm - Kendrick)
Sunday: v. Dodgers (1:35 pm - Hamels)
Braves (3 Games):(Photo: Deep South Sports)
Player to Watch: 1B Freddie Freeman - Freeman has been a fantastic bat in the middle of the Braves order this season and the 23 year old has worked his way into the NL MVP talk. Freeman is batting .313/.393/.482 with 14 home runs and a team-leading 79 RBIs. He also leads the Braves with a .876 OPS. In 49 career games (44 starts) against the Phillies, Freeman is batting .280/.356/.399 with five home runs and 27 RBIs.
Dodgers (3 Games):(Photo: Trending Players)
Player to Watch: 1B Adrian Gonzalez - While Yasiel Puig is getting all of the accolades, Gonzalez is the one who leads the team in every major statistical category. He is batting .293/.343/.460 with a team-leading 127 hits, 16 home runs, 74 RBIs, and 54 runs in 114 games. No Dodger that qualifies has been numbers than that. In 43 games against the Phillies, Gonzalez is hitting .314/.397/.614 with 14 home runs and 31 RBIs.
Phillies (6 Games):(Photo: Tom Mihalek/AP)
The Phillies are 4-17 (.190) since the All-Star break, including the 13-8 smackdown they put on the Mets the first game after the break. They are playing decent baseball at home going 29-27 on the year but are absolutely putrid on the road posting a 23-38 (.377) record.
They enter the week an astonishing 19.5 games back in the division and 13 games back for the final Wild Card spot. The Phillies are a season-high 13 games under .500 entering the week with six games on tap against two division leaders.
I think this gets worse before it gets better.
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