Jake Thompson (1-4, 7.86 ERA) and Julio Teheran (4-9, 3.12 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies (60-75) and the Atlanta Braves (53-83) at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies lost the last game 6-4, continuing a five-game losing streak. Action begins at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 4 and can be seen on CSPh and FSSO.
Thompson pitched 7.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out three and walking one in a 4-0 defeat to the Nationals. Maikel Franco (.250, 55 Rs, 22 HRs, 73 RBIs, 1 SB) had another good game yesterday, going 4 for 5 with one run and one RBI. Teheran went 7.0 innings, surrendering two runs and striking out eight in a 7-3 win over the Padres in his last outing. Freddie Freeman (.291, 84 Rs, 28 HRs, 70 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run.
The Phillies hold a 23-32 record this season against teams in the NL East Division. The Braves' record in these matchups is 23-30.
Atlanta has won 33% (16-32) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Philadelphia has won 47% (30-34) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Braves are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Phillies have a 12-32 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 7-58. The Phillies have a 14-61 record when opponents outhit them.
Atlanta ranks at the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 96 this season. Philadelphia ranks near the bottom with 136.
Ranking 29th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 336 this season. Atlanta ranks in the top half at 12th with 425.
When the Phillies hit at least one home run, they are 50-42. When the Braves hit at least one homer, they have a 30-33 record.