Philadelphia Phillies probable pitchers & starting lineups vs Atlanta Braves, July 7

The lineups are set as Phillies rookie Michael Mercado makes his second career start on Sunday against the Braves.
Philadelphia Phillies rookie Michael Mercado makes his second career start against the Braves on Sunday
Philadelphia Phillies rookie Michael Mercado makes his second career start against the Braves on Sunday / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The Philadelphia Phillies (58-31) and Atlanta Braves (48-39) close out their series on Sunday at Truist Park after splitting the first two games. The rubber match will decide if the Phillies leave town with a 10.0- or 8.0-game lead in the division.

After putting up eight runs in Friday's Apple TV+ series opener, the bats couldn't muster much of anything on Saturday night against Braves rookie Spencer Schwellenbach, dropping a 5-1 decision. Phillies starter Ranger Suárez stumbled again, giving up five runs on six hits over five innings and posting his second straight start allowing five or more runs.

Sunday's finale pits Phillies rookie Michael Mercado against a Braves lineup that has started to show some pop recently. If Mercado can keep the Phils in this one, hopefully, the offense can give him some support.

Phillies vs. Braves probable pitchers, July 7

  • Michael Mercado (1-0) will make his second career start today. The 25-year-old right-hander picked up his first career win in his first start against the Cubs. He went five innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out four and walking a pair. He has a 1.50 ERA and 0.67 WHIP in his two appearances in his young career.
  • Reynaldo López (6-2) will counter for the Braves. The converted reliever comes in with a 1.83 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 15 starts. The right-hander gave up two runs on four hits in his previous start against the Giants, lasting 4 1/3 innings, striking out six but walking four.

Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, July 7

  • 1. 2B Bryson Stott
  • 2. SS Trea Turner
  • 3. 3B Alec Bohm
  • 4. RF Brandon Marsh
  • 5. DH Nick Castellanos
  • 6. 1B Kody Clemens
  • 7. LF Whit Merrifield
  • 8. C Garrett Stubbs
  • 9. CF Johan Rojas

Atlanta Braves starting lineup, July 7

  • 1. CF Jarred Kelenic
  • 2. 2B Ozzie Albies
  • 3. 3B Austin Riley
  • 4. 1B Matt Olson
  • 5. DH Marcell Ozuna
  • 6. C Travis d'Arnaud
  • 7. RF Adam Duvall
  • 8. SS Orlando Arcia
  • 9. LF Eli White

What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on today?

  • Game time: 1:35 p.m. ET.
  • NBCSP will have the Phillies broadcast.
  • The Braves broadcast will be on Bally Sports Southeast.
  • MLB Network will carry a national broadcast (out-of-market only).

How do I stream the Philadelphia Phillies game today?

How can I listen to the Philadelphia Phillies game today?

  • The Phillies broadcast will be on 94 WIP and WTTM 1680.
  • Braves fans can tune into the game on 680 AM/93.7 FM The Fan.