Braves at Phillies 5/22/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:12 PM ET

Braves at Phillies 5/22/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

NL East Division rivals will clash on Tuesday night, when the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies continue their series from Citizens Bank Park. Last night, the Braves scratched together just five hits during a 3-0 defeat. SP Mike Foltynewicz (3-3) allowed one run over six frames and took the loss.

Veteran right-hander Brandon McCarthy (4-2 5.05 ERA) will make his tenth start as a member of the Braves. Last time out, McCarthy allowed one run and struck out eight batters during a 4-1 victory versus the Cubs. With last night’s victory, the Philadelphia Phillies moved to within a half-game of Atlanta for the division lead. SP Nick Pivetta struck out seven batters and allowed just four hits across seven frames to improve to 4-2 on the year. Nick Williams and Aaron Altherr each went deep to provide the offense for the Phillies.

Talented right-hander Vince Velasquez (4-4 4.37 ERA) will head to the hill for the Phillies in this contest. Velasquez has won three straight starts and has allowed four runs over his last 17 plus innings of work.

Philadelphia SS J.P. Crawford (forearm) took batting practice on Thursday and remains out indefinitely. Through 46 games, Atlanta ranks 2nd in batting average and 3rd in runs scored. For the season, Philadelphia ranks 19th in batting average and 12th in runs scored. Take the Braves to even this series with a win on Tuesday. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 5-3.

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