The last and most important home series for the Atlanta Braves is set to begin tonight against the 2nd place Philadelphia Phillies. This series could be the one that brings the Braves it’s first NL East division title since 2013. Both teams come in to this series not playing their best baseball. The Braves are 6-4 in their last 10 games but losers of 4 of their last 5. The Phillies are 4-6 over their last 10 games and find themselves in danger of being eliminated. The Braves with a sweep and 1 loss by the Washington Nationals can clinch the NL East Crown.
Pitching matchups for the weekend will be:
Thursday 9/20 Kevin Gausman (10-10 3.92 ERA) vs Vince Velasquez (9-11 4.50 ERA)
Friday 9/21 Julio Tehran (9-8 3.97 ERA) vs Nick Pivetta (7-13 4.67 ERA)
Saturday 9/22 Sean Newcomb (12-9 4.04 ERA) vs Jake Arrieta (10-9 3.77 ERA)
Sunday 9/23 Mike Foltynewicz (11-10 2.90 ERA) vs Aaron Nola (16-5 2.44 ERA)
Bob Lancaster @bowlinbob