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By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor

Looking to build off their 2-0 series opener victory over the division-leading Atlanta Braves (50-36), the Philadelphia Phillies (45-40) and RHP Nick Pivetta will oppose rookie RHP Bryse Wilson Wednesday evening in the second of a three-game series at SunTrust Park.

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With a win, the Phillies would secure their first road series win against the Braves since August 8-9, 2017. The Phillies have won six of their last eight games, all against National League East opponents while outscoring them 54-40.

Starting Pitching Matchup:

Philadelphia Phillies (45-40) Atlanta Braves (50-36)
RHP Nick Pivetta RHP Bryse Wilson
(4-2, 5.63 ERA) (0-0, 8.31 ERA)

RHP Nick Pivetta, Age: 26

  • Career vs. ATL: 4-1, 3.48 ERA, 10 G, 10 GS, 54 1/3 IP, 54 H, 21 R, 21 ER, 5 HR, 15 BB, 45 SO, 1.270 WHIP
  • Career at SunTrust Park: 2-0, 3.41 ERA, 6 G, 6 GS, 31 2/3 IP, 33 H, 12 R, 12 ER, 3 HR, 9 BB, 23 SO, 1.326 WHIP


RHP Bryse Wilson, Age: 21

  • Career vs. PHI: 0-0, 10.80 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 3 1/3 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 HR, 4 BB, 3 SO, 2.700 WHIP
  • Career at SunTrust Park: 0-0, 15.00 ERA, 3 G, 0 GS, 3 GF, 3 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 HR, 3 BB, 2 SO, 2.667 WHIP

Starting Lineups:

Philadelphia Phillies (45-40) Atlanta Braves (50-36)
  Position Player Bats   Position Player Bats
1 CF Scott Kingery R 1 CF Ronald Acuna Jr. R
2 SS Jean Segura R 2 SS Dansby Swanson R
3 RF Bryce Harper L 3 1B Freddie Freeman L
4 1B Rhys Hoskins R 4 3B Josh Donaldson R
5 C J.T. Realmuto R 5 RF Nick Markakis L
6 LF Jay Bruce L 6 LF Austin Riley R
7 2B Cesar Hernandez S 7 2B Ozzie Albies S
8 3B Maikel Franco R 8 C Tyler Flowers R
9 P Nick Pivetta R 9 P Bryse Wilson R

Broadcast Information:

  • First pitch: 7:20 p.m.
  • Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP

Game Notes:


  • The Phillies hold the top spot in the National League Wild Card by a 1/2 game.
  • The Braves have been shut out 12 times, five times by the Phillies, since Sept. 24, 2017, according to Bob Vetrone Jr., who adds the Phillies are 9-3 (.750) when Jay Bruce plays and has an RBI, and are 3-8 (.273) when Bruce plays and has no RBI.
  • Among all MLB catchers, Phillies All-Star J.T. Realmuto ranks first in runs (50), hits (76), games (80) and at-bats (286).
  • Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is 7-for-23 in his career against Pivetta with a double, triple, home run, 5 RBI, walk and three strikeouts (click to expand).


What's Next:

  • Thursday, July 4, 2019: at Atlanta Braves, 7:20 p.m.
    • SunTrust Park, Atlanta, Ga.
    • RHP Zach Eflin (7-7, 3.34 ERA) vs. RHP Mike Soroka (9-1, 2.13 ERA)
    • TV: NBCSP, ESPN; Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP


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