Phillies vs. Braves: Who to Watch

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2 Jul 1997: Center Darren Daulton of the Philadelphia Phillies swings at the ball as catcher Tim Laker of the Baltimore Orioles watches during a game at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles won the game 10-6.
2 Jul 1997: Center Darren Daulton of the Philadelphia Phillies swings at the ball as catcher Tim Laker of the Baltimore Orioles watches during a game at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles won the game 10-6. /
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ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 5: Johan Camargo
ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 5: Johan Camargo /

The Team: Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves are once again the foe. This time, however, the Phillies will travel to Atlanta for the weekend series. The Braves are struggling as of late though. Including their trip to Philadelphia last weekend, Atlanta has lost seven of their last ten games.

It has been a somewhat confusing season for Atlanta. They brought on veterans to help the roster. Brandon Phillips has been incredible for them. Matt Kemp has put together a solid season despite his recent injury. And when Freddie Freeman was injured, they acquired Matt Adams, who has been really good as well.

Oh yeah, Freeman is now playing third base because of Adams’ success. Then, there is the confusing case that was Dansby Swanson. The top prospect had some serious struggles, both at the plate and in the field. He has been sent down to AAA to figure some things out.

And yet, the Braves are currently settled into third place of the NL East only eight games under .500 (51-59). So why do the bottom-feeding Phillies seem to dominate them so much?

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