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Atlanta Braves (9-5)

Wed. 8/5 Thu. 8/6 Fri. 8/7 Sat. 8/8 Sun. 8/9
vs. Tor
L 1-2
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vs. Tor
W 4-3
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@ Phi
4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT
@ Phi
3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT
@ Phi
10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE12:05 PM CT

Phillies' Velasquez looks to get groove back vs. Braves

A struggling veteran and a highly valued rookie trying to find his way square off on Friday when the Philadelphia Phillies host the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a four-game series between the two National League East rivals.

Veteran Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez (0-0, 12.00 ERA) will try to find the answer against a Braves team that has troubled him throughout his career. He will be opposed by Atlanta's Kyle Wright (0-1, 7.50), a 2017 first-round draft pick with a chance to nail down a spot in the team's unsettled rotation.

The Braves are coming off a 7-2 homestand and just took two of three from Toronto, winning the finale on a walk-off home run by Nick Markakis. The Phillies defeated the New York Yankees 5-4 on Thursday to split their four-game season series.

AVG: D. Swanson.296
HR: M. Ozuna3
RBI: D. Swanson13
SB: E. Inciarte3
W: M. Fried2
ERA: M. Fried2.04
Saves: M. Melancon2
K: T. Toussaint20
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .232 (17)
Runs: 74 (1)
Hits: 107 (8)
Home Runs: 19 (5)
Stolen Bases: 8 (5)
OBP: .315 (14)
SLG: .419 (12)
Total Bases: 193 (4)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.70 (10)
Runs Allowed: 53 (15)
Saves: 3 (15)
Strikeouts: 124 (5)
OpBA: .229 (16)
OBP: .306 (13)
SLG: .349 (6)
Run Support: 5.37 (6)
Date Player Transactions
8/6 A. Jackson Sent to Minors
8/6 S. Schebler Sent to Minors
8/6 W. Smith Removed From 10-Day IL (COVID-19 injured list)
8/6 C. Sobotka Sent to Minors
8/5 M. Adams Placed on 10-Day IL (Strained left hamstring)
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Date Player Status
8/5 M. Adams Strained left hamstring (on 10-day IL)
8/5 O. Albies Bone contusion, right wrist (on 10-day IL)
8/4 M. Soroka Torn right Achilles - out for season (on 60-day IL)
7/27 S. Schebler Undisclosed injury (10-day IL)
7/24 T. Flowers COVID-19 injured list (positive test) (10-day IL)
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