Phillies take on the Braves looking to end road slide

September 18, 2022 GMT

Philadelphia Phillies (80-65, third in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (90-55, second in the NL East)

Atlanta; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Bailey Falter (5-3, 3.80 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 59 strikeouts); Braves: Spencer Strider (10-5, 2.72 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 192 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -259, Phillies +211; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies will look to end their three-game road slide in a matchup against the Atlanta Braves.

Atlanta is 90-55 overall and 49-25 at home. Braves hitters have a collective .317 on-base percentage, the 10th-best percentage in the majors.

Philadelphia has a 36-34 record on the road and an 80-65 record overall. Phillies hitters have a collective .425 slugging percentage to rank fourth in the NL.

Sunday’s game is the 15th time these teams match up this season. The Braves are ahead 8-6 in the season series.


TOP PERFORMERS: Dansby Swanson has a .280 batting average to rank fourth on the Braves, and has 30 doubles, a triple and 20 home runs. Michael Harris II is 11-for-39 with three home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.

Alec Bohm is sixth on the Phillies with a .285 batting average, and has 22 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs, 28 walks and 66 RBI. Brandon Marsh is 11-for-30 with a home run and four RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .247 batting average, 4.08 ERA, outscored opponents by 10 runs

Phillies: 6-4, .264 batting average, 4.03 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs

INJURIES: Braves: Ozzie Albies: day-to-day (finger), Kirby Yates: 15-Day IL (elbow), Ehire Adrianza: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Darren O’Day: 60-Day IL (calf), Chadwick Tromp: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Adam Duvall: 60-Day IL (wrist), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Manny Pina: 60-Day IL (wrist)

Phillies: Edmundo Sosa: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Rhys Hoskins: day-to-day (hand), Kent Emanuel: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Mark Appel: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nicholas Castellanos: 10-Day IL (oblique), Simon Muzziotti: 60-Day IL (knee), Zack Wheeler: 15-Day IL (forearm), Corey Knebel: 60-Day IL (lat), Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (biceps), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.