Nola looks to improve against basement dweller Braves

 Starting Pitching Matchup:

Philadelphia Phillies (46-57) Atlanta Braves (35-66)
RHP Aaron Nola RHP Matt Wisler
(5-9, 4.75 ERA) (4-10, 4.92 ERA)

Aaron Nola gets a shot at redemption tonight in Turner Field against the basement dwelling Braves. Nola had a really nice outing out of the break against Miami on the 18th but on Saturday, he got knocked out after four innings in Pittsburgh allowing six runs. The Braves ought to be the right lineup for Nola to face and get some confidence back. Though you can never take a Major League lineup for granted, even if it's a Quad-A one.

Braves pitcher Matt Wisler is a similar story and after a nice start to his season, has been watching his ERA sky rocket since the middle of May. His last three starts have been pretty horrendous so Wisler himself gets a shot at a Phillies lineup that isn't exactly scaring anyone.  So now that I've predicted a low scoring affair, watch it be a 10-8 slug fest.

 Aaron Altherr makes his return to the lineup today after being on the DL all season following wrist surgery early in spring training. During his rehab, Altherr hit .341/.481/.463 between GCL, Clearwater, Reading, and Lehigh Valley. His bat should be a very welcome presence.


Starting Lineups:

Philadelphia Phillies (46-57) Atlanta Braves (35-66)
  Position Player Bats   Position Player Bats
1  2B  Cesar Hernandez  S 1  2B  Jace Peterson  L
2  CF  Odubel Herrera  L 2  LF  Chase d'Arnaud  R
3  3B  Maikel Franco  R 3  1B  Freddie Freeman  L
4  1B  Tommy Joseph  R 4  RF  Nick Markakis  L
5  RF  Aaron Altherr  R 5  3B  Adonis Garcia  R
6  C  Carlos Ruiz  R 6  CF  Ender Inciarte  L
7  SS  Freddy Galvis  S 7  C  Anthony Recker  R
8  LF  Cody Asche  L 8  SS  Erick Aybar  S
9  SP  Aaron Nola  R 9  SP  Matt Wisler  R


Broadcast Information:

  • First-pitch: 12:10 pm EST
  • TV: CSN
  • Radio: 94.1 WIP

What's Next:

Friday, July 29, 2016: at Atlanta Braves 7:35 PM ET

  • RHP Vince Velasquez (8-2, 3.34 ERA) vs. Tyrell Jenkins (0-2, 6.17 ERA)
  • TV: CSN
  • Radio: 94.1 WIP

Greg Vince (@GregVince) of Philliedelphia.com.