Ryan Howard's second home run of the season wasn't enough as the Phillies (6-12) bullpen let a 2-0 lead slip on Saturday night.
The series against the Atlanta Braves (9-8), as well as the Phillies home schedule in April, comes complete on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is set for 1:35 p.m.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Atlanta Braves (9-8)
Philadelphia Phillies (6-12)
(0-2, 9.95 ERA)
(1-1, 3.71 ERA)
Jerome Williams was last on the mound for the Phillies 7-3 win over the Marlins on Tuesday, allowing three runs – two earned – on eight hits in six innings. In eight games and seven career starts against the Braves, Williams is 1-3 with a 5.26 ERA.
Trevor Cahill's first season with the Braves has not started well. His first start lasted just 2 1/3 innings, where he allowed four runs. In his last start, he allowed four runs – three earned – on five hits in four innings against the Mets. In six games and four career starts against the Phillies, Cahill is 2-3 with a 3.60 ERA.
Eric Young Jr.
Two noticeable changes to the Phillies lineup for Sunday's series finale. The hot-hitting Cody Asche has cooled in recent games, so he gets a day off for Cesar Hernandez. Cameron Rupp also gets the start at catcher over Carlos Ruiz, who has also been slumping. After leaving Saturday's game early, Freddy Galvis returns to the starting lineup.
A solid night for Kelly Johnson on Saturday gets him moved up to the cleanup spot as A.J. Pierzynski gets a day off and Christian Bethancourt comes in. Jace Peterson also moves up one spot in the lineup. The rest of the Braves lineup remains the same.
Gametime: 1:35 p.m.Weather: 60 degrees, partly cloudy, 0% PoPLocation: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PATV: CSN, MLB NetworkRadio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP, SBP 1480 (Spanish)
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