Phillies vs. Braves
Citizens Bank Park
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: 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.
#Phillies send @vjvelasquezrhp to the hill for game two of the series with Atlanta. #GoPhils https://t.co/aGQq5COJCp pic.twitter.com/7FlUJfc7w2— Phillies (@Phillies) September 3, 2016
The #Braves go for five in a row tonight in Philly! #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/t5g83tgnTQ— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 3, 2016