Starting Pitching Matchup:
|Philadelphia Phillies (47-57)||Atlanta Braves (35-67)|
|RHP||Vince Velasquez||RHP||Tyrell Jenkins|
|(8-2, 3.34 ERA)||(0-2, 6.17 ERA)|
It's a bit of a late start tonight as the Braves are holing their alumni weekend ceremonies tonight. Tyrell Jenkins, who the Braves acquired when they dealt Jayson Heyward to the Cardianls, makes his fourth big league start tonight. Jenkins has pitched to some poor results so far but in his defense, his last outing at Coors Field (seven runs through 3.1 innings) went the way a lot of young pitchers starts there go.
Going for the Phillies is Vince Velasquez who is coming off his worst start since his trip to the DL where he pitched a no decision in Pittsburgh last Sunday. Velasquez did make a start at Turner in May, allowing four over six and striking out five. He'll obviously look for better results against one of the lessor lineups in the league but as we saw last night, they can give anyone a headache.
Similar lineup to last night except that Cameron Rupp is catching tonight. Makes sense as the Phillies plated seven runs last night and considering Jenkins' 6.17 ERA, they may have a good shot at plating a few more this evening.