Series Preview: Braves

Phillies (17-11; 1st in NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (12-15, 5th in NL East)

Where: Citizens Bank Park
Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports

Pitching Probables
Fri: Jamie Moyer (3-2, 5.70) vs. Derek Lowe (4-2, 5.18)
Sat: Joe Blanton (0-1, 5.30) vs. Jair Jurrjens (0-3, 6.38)
Sun: Cole Hamels (2-2, 4.42) vs. TBA

Fri: 7:05 pm, CSN
Sat: 3:10 pm, FOX
Sun: 1:35 pm, MyPHL17, TBS

Hot (7 games) – Jayson Werth – .462 (12-for-26), 8 R, 4 doubles, 2 HR, 7 RBI.
Not (7 games) – Placido Polanco – .133 (4-for-30), 3 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI.

Player to Watch: Jason Heyward -The rookie sensation is coming off of a torrid April. He’s cooled down a bit but is still batting .286 with eight homers. He strikes out a lot but that’s typical of a hot rookie who is anxious and swinging at everything. He may go down on strikes a lot but he will do some damage when he makes contact.

Series Overview: Philadelphia leads the season series 2-1… The Braves are reeling and the Phillies should be able to take advantage of that… Derek Lowe got tattooed his last start against the Phillies… The Phillies are on a three-game winning streak and have won five of their last seven games… Phillies can easily sweep this series as they have all the pitching match-ups and the offense has seemed to gotten a bit more consistent.

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