LHP Lee (16-8, 2.38 ERA) went seven innings while giving up two runs in the Phillies 4-3 extra inning loss last Tuesday against the Nationals.
RHP Delgado (1-1, 2.70 ERA) threw five scoreless innings last Tuesday against the Marlins to get the win for the Braves.
This is the final regular season series for both clubs. The Braves, who haven’t clinched anything, yet, have the Cardinals right on their heels sitting just a game behind them in the Wild Card. The Braves are 4-6 in their last ten and clearly need to find their stride. Lee looks to keep the Braves on their downward spiral.
The Phillies have just about everything wrapped up but need to get back into the competitive flow and the Braves series is a perfect stepping stone for the playoffs. The Braves are a division rival who need to win these next three games to make the playoffs. What a perfect situation to play spoiler! The Phillies should regain some of that intensity they had all summer just in time for Saturday’s first game of the NLDS.
First pitch is at 7:10pm at Turner Field in Atlanta.