The Phillies and Braves square off tonight in Philadelphia in a game three rubber match of this current series, with the winner getting bragging rights until... next weekend's matchup in Atlanta.
Cole Hamels, who dominated the Braves (7 IP, 0 R, 8 K) on April 10th at Turner Field, pairs up against Jair Jurrjens, who is capably bouncing back from an injury-plagued 2010 to the tune of a 3-0 record and a 1.52/2.66/3.42 ERA/FIP/xFIP so far in 2011. He's still not striking batters out (5.46 K/9) but he's inducing a ridiculous number of ground balls (52.2%) and hardly walking anyone (1.52 BB/9), a recipe for success regardless of your ability to miss bats.
Discuss the game below.
#35 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies
Dec 27, 1983
|2011 - Cole Hamels||4-1||7||6||1||0||0||0||40.2||31||12||12||2||10||40||2.66||1.01|
#49 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves
Jan 29, 1986
|2011 - Jair Jurrjens||3-0||4||4||1||0||0||0||29.2||25||5||5||1||5||18||1.52||1.01|