Jhoulys Chacin (1-2, 5.40 ERA) and Jerad Eickhoff (1-4, 4.21 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (7-24) and the Philadelphia Phillies (19-14) at Turner Field. The Braves lost the last game 3-2, continuing a five-game losing streak. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 11 and can be seen on CSPh and FSSE.
Chacin pitched 4.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering eight runs, striking out four and walking four in an 8-0 defeat to the Mets. Freddie Freeman (.273, 12 Rs, 5 HRs, 9 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Eickhoff went 6.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out two and walking two in a 4-0 defeat to the Cardinals in his last outing. Maikel Franco (.256, 11 Rs, 7 HRs, 18 RBIs) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 4 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds for Atlanta and Philadelphia are Braves -105, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Phillies have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - PHI
The Phillies sit at 10-6 against the division, while the Braves are 4-12
When leading after seven innings, Philadelphia is 7-7, while Atlanta is 3-7.
The Phillies are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Braves have a 2-10 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 2-14. The Phillies have a 5-11 record when opponents outhit them.
Atlanta ranks at the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting eight this season. Philadelphia ranks near the bottom at 26th with 26.
Atlanta and Philadelphia both rank near the bottom of the league in hits. Atlanta sits at 28th with 7.55 hits per game and Philadelphia ranks 29th with 7.45.
Atlanta ranks at the top of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage of .000. Philadelphia ranks at the bottom with an OPS of .647.
When the Phillies allow at least one home run, they are 9-11. When the Braves allow one or more homers, they have a 1-18 record.