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Game Thread: Phillies vs Braves 9/3/16

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Two bad teams play baseball tonight. Talk about it here.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Phillies vs. Braves

Citizens Bank Park

7:05 PM

Vince Velasquez: 8-6, 4.21 ERA

Phillies: Velasquez is coming off a strong, if truncated, performance against the Mets, allowing one run on one hit while striking out 7 over five innings. His pitch count tends to limit his ability to get deep into games, as he's only pitched more than 6 innings once over the last two months. The Phils have lost 4 in a row and 6 of their last 7.

John Gant

John Gant: 1-3, 4.59 ERA

Braves: Gant has bounced between the bullpen and the rotation this year. Tonight will be his first start since June 27th. The cellar dwelling Braves have surprisingly won 4 in a row and 5 of their last 6 games.

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