Atlanta, GA - The Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves square-off in game three of their four-game series at Turner Field in Atlanta tonight. The Phils took the first game, 7-5, on Thursday thanks to home runs from Maikel Franco, Tommy Joseph and Aaron Altherr. On Friday, Braves rookie Tyrell Jenkins stymied the Phillies bats, leading Atlanta to a 2-1 win. After the first two games of the series, both teams hold a .240 batting average on the season.
This evening's game comes two days before the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline on August 1. In addition to tonight's Phillies starter, Jeremy Hellickson, garnering interest from multiple teams, talks have reportedly heated up in the last few days between the Phillies and Rangers regarding 24-year-old right-hander Vince Velasquez.
Opposing Jeremy Hellickson tonight will be Julio Teheran, who has a strong career track record against the Phillies and is also the center of some Braves trade rumors. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.
Starting Pitching Matchup:
|Philadelphia Phillies (47-58)||Atlanta Braves (36-67)|
|RHP||Jeremy Hellickson||RHP||Julio Teheran|
|(7-7, 3.65 ERA)||(3-8, 2.71 ERA)|