Game two between the Phillies and Braves will hopefully go better than the day’s opener
Is it over? The Phillies dropped game one of the doubleheader 9-1 after Jerad Eickhoff left early with an injury.
Now with a bullpen deprived of Jesen Therrien, Yacksel Rios, Edubray Ramos the Phils enter the second game ready to rebound.
A major change comes to the lineup and the defensive positioning chart as Freddy Galvis (for some idiotic reason) moves to center field this afternoon.
Date: August 30, 2017
First Pitch: 3:30 PM ET
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stadium: Citizens Bank Park
Pitchers: Mark Leiter Jr. (2-3, 3.86 ERA) vs Julio Teheran (8-11, 4.90)
Radio Station: 1210 WPHT (Phils), 680 AM/93.7 FM, Braves Radio Network (Braves)
TV Channel: CSN-Philadelphia (Phils), FSSE (Braves)
Live Stream: MLB.tv, CSNPhilly.com, NBCSports App
- Cesar Hernandez, 2B
- Freddy Galvis, CF
- Nick Williams, RF
- Rhys Hoskins, 1B
- Maikel Franco, 3B
- Cameron Rupp, C
- Pedro Florimon, SS
- Hyun-Soo Kim, LF
- Mark Leiter Jr., SP
Wednesday afternoon’s game will be Leiter Jr’s first against the Braves in his young career. His father, Mark Sr., was 0-6 with a 4.54 ERA against Atlanta.
- Ender Inciarte, CF
- Ozzie Albies, 2B
- Freddie Freeman, 1B
- Matt Kemp, LF
- Nick Markasis, RF
- Dansby Swanson, SS
- Jace Peterson, 3B
- David Freitas, C
- Julio Teheran, SP
Teheran is 7-6 with a 3.66 ERA over 17 games in his career against Philadelphia, all but one being starts.
More information surrounding the injury to Jerad Eickhoff will likely come tonight after the game. Expect prospects to arrive in town on Sept. 1 when call-ups can begin.