The Atlanta Braves take on the Philadelphia Phillies tonight in Philadelphia. Kris Medlin and Jonathon Pettibone are the scheduled. For updated MLB odds visit Bovada sportsbook.
The Braves enter in first place in the NL East, five games in front of the Washington Nationals. They are 21-24 on the road this season and have won six of their last ten games. Kris Medlin comes in with a 6-7 record, 3.11 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. In his last start against the Miami Marlins he tossed six innings giving up nine hits and three earned runs while walking two. In his last road start in Kansas City he lasted seven innings giving up seven hits and three earned runs. On the road this season, Medlen is 3-3 with hitters hitting .259 against him in 50 1/3 innings pitched. The Braves have been in first place for a majority of the season and look to maintain tonight.
The Phillies, on the other hand, are slowly creeping up the standings. They now sit in third place in the NL East, 8.5 games back of these Braves for first place. Philly has own five of their last ten games and are 20-19 on the road this season. Pettibone comes in with a 4-3 record, 3.99 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. In his last start in Pittsburgh he gave up three hits and one earned run while striking out six. He tossed six innings giving up just one earned run in his last home start against the Mets.
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