Monday, August 6, 2012

Braves at Phillies: Pre-Game Notes

August 6, 2012
The Phillies won two against Washhington on the road, then came home and took two from Arizona. Next up, Atlanta.

Atlanta Braves (62-46, 30-20 Road) at Philadelphia Phillies (49-59, 23-20 Home)
7:05 PM ET at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA

Probable Starters

ATL: RHP Ben Sheets (3-1, 1.46 ERA)

PHI: RHP Vance Worley (6-6, 3.63 ERA)

Braves                                                        Phillies
1. CF Michael Bourn                                 1. SS Jimmy Rollins
2. RF Martin Prado                                    2. LF Dominic Brown
3. LF Jason Heyward                                 3. 2B Chase Utley
4. 1B Freddie Freeman                              4. 1B Ryan Howard
5. C Brian McCann                                    5. CF John Mayberry Jr.
6. 2B Dan Uggla                                        6. RF Nate Schierholtz
7. 3B Juan Francisco                                  7. 3B Kevin Frandsen
8. SS Paul Janish                                        8. C Brian Schneider
9. P Ben Sheets                                          9.  P Vance Worley

- Jimmy Rollins is back in the lineup after getting the day off on Sunday against Arizona. The break was much needed. Rollins is 3-for-29 in the last eight games.
- Dominic Brown has been putting together some godd at-bats since being called up. Brown is hitting .278 and had two hits on Sunday.
- In his last start, Vance Worley went seven innings. He only allowed two runs (none earned) off six hits. A repeat performance from Worley will certainly help the Phillies stay out of last place in the NL East.
- His last start may have been a loss, but Ben Sheets has been on a roll since returning to the Majors, posting a 1.45 ERA. The Phillies will need to have their offensive "A" game tonight.

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