Matt Wisler (1-2, 3.24 ERA) and Adam Morgan (0-0, 6.00 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (7-23) and the Philadelphia Phillies (18-14) at Turner Field. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 10 and can be seen on CSPh and FSSE.
Wisler pitched 8.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out four and walking two in a 3-0 win over the Mets. Nick Markakis (.294, 12 Rs, 20 RBIs) had another good game Sunday, going 3 for 5 with one run. Morgan went 4.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out two and walking two in a 5-4 defeat to the Cardinals in his last outing. Odubel Herrera (.324, 20 Rs, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 5 Sunday with one run and one stolen base.
The Phillies are a small road underdog for this NL East battle, as the Braves check in as a -115 favorite. The Phillies have been one of the biggest surprises of the season, including their 13-9 record against teams with records of .500 or better. The Braves are 1-15 at home and 7-20 against teams with .500 or better records. Only five of Atlanta's 23 losses have been by one run.
Pick - PHI
The Braves currently sit below .500 against the NL East Division at 4-11, and the Phillies have a 9-6 record.
Atlanta has won 30% (3-7) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Philadelphia has won 50% (7-7) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Phillies are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Braves have a 2-9 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 2-13. The Phillies have a 5-11 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 30th in home runs, Atlanta has hit seven this season. Philadelphia ranks 24th with 25 home runs.
Ranking 26th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 79 this season. Atlanta ranks in the bottom half at 20th with 89.
When the Braves hit at least one home run, they are 1-5. When the Phillies hit at least one homer, they have a 13-7 record.