BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia heads into the matchup fresh off a dominant performance by Zack Wheeler. Wheeler pitched nine innings, surrendering zero runs on three hits with eight strikeouts against Milwaukee.
The Braves are 8-8 against teams from the NL East. Atlanta has slugged .415, good for second in the National League. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the club with a .685 slugging percentage, including 18 extra-base hits and 10 home runs.
The Phillies are 7-8 in division games. Philadelphia’s team on-base percentage of .293 is last in the National League. Bryce Harper leads the lineup with an OBP of .434.
The Phillies won the last meeting 7-6. Jose Alvarado notched his second victory and Didi Gregorius went 1-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs for Philadelphia. Will Smith registered his second loss for Atlanta.
TOP PERFORMERS: Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 35 hits and has 21 RBIs.
Rhys Hoskins leads the Phillies with eight home runs home runs and is slugging .508.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .261 batting average, 4.47 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Phillies: 6-4, .193 batting average, 3.73 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs