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MLB : ATS Matchup
Friday 9/21/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
PHILADELPHIA  PIVETTA )
 
ATLANTA  TEHERAN )
+1.5  -180

-1.5  +160
+115

-125

8.5ov
 
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Final
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PHILADELPHIA (78 - 74) at ATLANTA (85 - 68)
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Friday, 9/21/2018 7:35 PM
NICK PIVETTA (R) vs. JULIO TEHERAN (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
957PHILADELPHIA+130Ov 8.5,-115+125Ov 8.5,-125
958ATLANTA-140Un 8.5,-105-135Un 8.5,+105
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
PHILADELPHIA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games78-74-1.969-774.30.2370.3100.3900.7004.40.2460.3080.3920.700
Road Games31-43-11.431-393.90.2360.3110.3730.6844.40.2540.3170.3980.715
vs Right-handed Starters57-58-5.751-604.20.2360.3110.3900.7014.40.2500.3110.3960.707
Past 7 Games4-3-0.15-25.60.2370.3100.3990.7094.40.2560.3150.3720.687
Grass Games74-72-3.865-754.20.2340.3080.3870.6954.40.2470.3080.3920.700
Night Games54-47+4.748-484.60.2450.3160.4060.7224.20.2470.3070.3830.690
Division32-38-13.332-364.20.2400.3180.3970.7164.60.2500.3130.3950.708
PHILADELPHIA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.30.2370.31015251121212214261720.390630543142260105111411313287
Road Games3.90.2360.31174254660010511740.3732832797112655062537050
Righty Starters4.20.2360.3111153870912164221300.39047042310784480893839665
PHILADELPHIA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.961.310529.62572334946120053725-25421968.9%
Road Games4.671.400240.7133125236291012167-1715962.5%

ATLANTA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games85-68+18.474-724.80.2590.3210.4150.7364.10.2320.3120.3670.679
Home Games40-38-3.536-364.80.2560.3210.3990.7204.50.2360.3140.3610.675
vs Right-handed Starters64-44+21.151-524.80.2610.3240.4150.7393.80.2230.3040.3510.655
Past 7 Games3-4-1.96-15.30.2480.3400.3870.7276.10.2580.3690.4330.802
Grass Games82-67+16.272-704.70.2600.3220.4140.7364.20.2320.3130.3680.681
Night Games56-47+8.646-524.70.2600.3190.4070.7264.00.2340.3100.3670.677
Division44-23+2429-335.10.2700.3290.4310.7603.40.2200.3020.3410.643
ATLANTA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.80.2590.32115352921370272291650.41568748312017910861137813285
Home Games4.80.2560.32178261967112812740.3993542506003552763486952
Righty Starters4.80.2610.3241083714971198191110.4154883458366076085509369
ATLANTA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.141.395530.62642444844825652328-24371966.1%
Home Games4.131.439278.71441282571614426416-16111345.8%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
PHILADELPHIA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/7/2018NOLA(R)@ NY METSMATZ(L)4-3W-1507 evP740320
9/8/2018EFLIN(R)@ NY METSSYNDERGAARD(R)5-10L1307 ovO141201170
9/9/2018VELASQUEZ(R)@ NY METSOSWALT(R)4-6L-1308.5 unO7719100
9/11/2018PIVETTA(R)WASHINGTONFEDDE(R)1-3L-1359 ovU5701080
9/11/2018ARRIETA(R)WASHINGTONROARK(R)6-7L-1309 unO13101660
9/12/2018NOLA(R)WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R)1-5L-1357.5 unU560940
9/14/2018EFLIN(R)MIAMICHEN(L)14-2W-1808.5 unO1861990
9/15/2018VELASQUEZ(R)MIAMIGARCIA(L)5-4W-2058.5 ovO442641
9/16/2018PIVETTA(R)MIAMIURENA(R)4-6L-2058.5 unO771942
9/17/2018ARRIETA(R)NY METSWHEELER(R)4-9L-1157.5 ovO5501450
9/18/2018NOLA(R)NY METSMATZ(L)5-2W-1807.5 unU790680
9/19/2018EFLIN(R)NY METSSYNDERGAARD(R)4-0W+1057.5 ovU792681
9/20/2018VELASQUEZ(R)@ ATLANTAGAUSMAN(R)3-8L1408.5 ovO6401070
9/21/2018PIVETTA(R)@ ATLANTATEHERAN(R) 
9/22/2018ARRIETA(R)@ ATLANTANEWCOMB(L) 
9/23/2018NOLA(R)@ ATLANTAFOLTYNEWICZ(R) 
9/24/2018EFLIN(R)@ COLORADOFREELAND(L) 
9/25/2018VELASQUEZ(R)@ COLORADOANDERSON(L) 
9/26/2018PIVETTA(R)@ COLORADOMARQUEZ(R) 
9/27/2018 @ COLORADO  
9/28/2018 ATLANTA  

ATLANTA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/7/2018GAUSMAN(R)@ ARIZONACORBIN(L)3-5L1607.5 unO9809111
9/8/2018TEHERAN(R)@ ARIZONABUCHHOLZ(R)5-4W1258.5 ovO11925124
9/9/2018TOUSSAINT(R)@ ARIZONARAY(L)9-5W1308.5 evO1150690
9/10/2018NEWCOMB(L)@ SAN FRANCISCORODRIGUEZ(R)4-1W-1207.5 ovU760321
9/11/2018FOLTYNEWICZ(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOSUAREZ(L)4-1W-1357.5 unU990642
9/12/2018SANCHEZ(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOHOLLAND(L)2-1W-1407.5 unU8817110
9/14/2018GAUSMAN(R)WASHINGTONSCHERZER(R)10-5W+1458 ovO13101990
9/15/2018TEHERAN(R)WASHINGTONHELLICKSON(R)1-7L-14010 evU2507131
9/16/2018NEWCOMB(L)WASHINGTONROARK(R)4-6L-1309 unO8601190
9/17/2018FOLTYNEWICZ(R)ST LOUISMIKOLAS(R)6-11L-1308.5 unO101001072
9/18/2018SANCHEZ(R)ST LOUISGOMBER(L)1-8L-1408.5 ovO71211161
9/19/2018TOUSSAINT(R)ST LOUISFLAHERTY(R)7-3W+1058.5 evO750891
9/20/2018GAUSMAN(R)PHILADELPHIAVELASQUEZ(R)8-3W-1508.5 ovO1070640
9/21/2018TEHERAN(R)PHILADELPHIAPIVETTA(R) 
9/22/2018NEWCOMB(L)PHILADELPHIAARRIETA(R) 
9/23/2018FOLTYNEWICZ(R)PHILADELPHIANOLA(R) 
9/25/2018SANCHEZ(R)@ NY METSSYNDERGAARD(R) 
9/26/2018TOUSSAINT(R)@ NY METSVARGAS(L) 
9/27/2018 @ NY METS  
9/28/2018 @ PHILADELPHIA  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
PHILADELPHIA: 2017 66-96, fifth place
MANAGER Gabe Kapler (first season)
ADDITIONS: RHP Jake Arrieta, 1B Carlos Santana, RHP Pat Neshek, RHP Tommy Hunter
SUBTRACTIONS: Manager Pete Mackanin, SS Freddy Galvis, INF Andres Blanco, OF Daniel Nava, OF Hyun Soo Kim, RHP Clay Buchholz, 1B Tommy Joseph
OUTLOOK: The decision to sign Arrieta signals the rebuild is over. The Phillies added Santana, Neshek and Hunter to a talented young roster in hopes of being competitive. A month into spring training, they added Arrieta because management thinks it's time to contend. The lineup has the potential to be dynamic if the young hitters continue to emerge and Santana does what he did in Cleveland. The bullpen should be formidable with Hunter-Neshek-Neris at the back end. If Arrieta regains his old form, Nola lives up to his promise and a couple of other starters take steps forward, the Phillies cannot only end their five-year run of losing seasons but maybe even make a surprise push for a postseason berth.
ATLANTA: 2017 72-90, third place
MANAGER Brian Snitker (third season)
ADDITIONS: RHP Brandon McCarthy, RHP Anibal Sanchez, LHP Scott Kazmir, INF Charlie Culberson, OF Preston Tucker, OF Ronald Acuna, 3B Austin Riley, OF Jeff Decker, 2B Christian Colon, RHP Shane Carle
SUBTRACTIONS: OF Matt Kemp, RHP R.A. Dickey, 3B Adonis Garcia, 1B Matt Adams, INF Jace Peterson, RHP Jason Motte
OUTLOOK: Teheran, Foltynewicz and Newcomb have provided reasons this spring to believe they can improve their 2017 numbers. For a change, the spring spotlight was on a position player; Acuna was hitting .432 with 4 home runs, 11 RBI and 4 steals when he was sent to minor league camp. The move involving the 20-year-old top prospect was expected. It was made to maintain an extra full season of contractual control down the road, but Acuna likely will be recalled in April and immediately start in left field. He could provide a needed power bat to help Freeman in the middle of the lineup. The Braves likely are still at least a year away from contending in the NL East, but improved starting pitching could push them closer to .500 this year.
PREVIEW
Phillies try to remain in playoff hunt vs. Braves
 

ATLANTA -- Encouraged by the progress of their young pitchers, the Philadelphia Phillies decided not to add a proven starter to their rotation for the stretch drive.

Former Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta and 2018 Cy Young Award candidate Aaron Nola will start for the Phillies against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday and Sunday, but first struggling Nick Pivetta (7-13, 4.67 ERA) must take the mound Friday night.

It is almost a must win for Philadelphia, which fell behind the Braves by 6 1/2 games with an 8-3 loss in the series opener Thursday night at SunTrust Park. Atlanta's magic number for winning the National League East was reduced to four.

Veteran right-hander Julio Teheran (9-8, 3.97) will start for Atlanta (85-68) opposite Pivetta as the Braves try to put the Phillies (78-74) on the verge of elimination.

Philadelphia used seven relievers after slumping starter Vince Velasquez pitched just three innings to start the series, and the bullpen cracked late, giving up the tie-breaking run in the seventh and four more runs in the eighth as the Phillies fell to 6-12 in September.

Pivetta hasn't won since Aug. 7 and has lost his last four decisions, pitching just 13 1/3 innings in his three September outings.

On a more positive note, though, the 25-year-old Pivetta beat the Braves three times as a rookie in 2017 while posting a 2.12 ERA and was solid against them early this season, going 1-1 with a 3.43 ERA in four starts.

The Phillies also continue to point to Pivetta's swing-and-miss stuff. He fanned eight in five innings against Miami last Sunday, but was done in by a two-run homer from Pete O'Brien.

"I think the only hard-hit ball that comes to mind for me was the home run to O'Brien," manager Gabe Kapler said afterward. "Other than that, the curveball was working well, the fastball was working well, had a lot of life to it, obviously, getting tons of swings and misses on it. Looked like he was going to roll and just ran into a little bit of a buzz saw there."

Teheran had appeared back on track after an up-and-down season until he had a shaky outing in a loss to Washington last Saturday.

The two-time All-Star allowed six walks and was pulled after four innings despite giving up just three hits and two runs while striking out seven.

Walks have been Teheran's downfall all season. Opponents are batting just .198 against him, but he has surrendered 79 walks in 163 1/3 innings.

The 27-year-old from Colombia made his fourth consecutive start on Opening Day for the Braves this season, but his spot in a potential playoff rotation is far from a certainty.

"I haven't thought about that, but it is what it is," Teheran said after the loss to the Nationals. "We still need to finish strong. I've got a couple outings to go. I've been feeling good my last couple outings. It's getting there. You're going to have difficult games. But I feel like I've been doing better now."

Teheran was 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA in three April starts against the Phillies and is 9-6 with a 3.55 ERA in 22 career games, including 21 starts, against them.

Outfielder-first baseman Rhys Hoskins is 5-for-10 with three doubles against Teheran, while first baseman Justin Bour went 7-for-18 with a homer while with Miami before joining the Phillies.

Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte has gone 8-for-17 against Pivetta, but first baseman Freddie Freeman is just 2-for-15.


Last Updated: 10/21/2018 11:36:45 PM EST


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