clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Braves @ Phillies Game Thread, 5/22/2016

New, 185 comments

Casey Kelly and Jerad Eickhoff take the mound in today's series finale, where the former will look to impress in his first Major League start of the year and the latter will try to help his team avoid a sweep.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Casey Kelly and Jerad Eickhoff square off in today's finale, where the Braves will try and secure just their second sweep of the season. Both pitchers have something to prove on the mound today, with Kelly toeing the rubber for his first start in the bigs this year, and Eickhoff looking to get some revenge against an Atlanta team that spotted four runs in five innings against him earlier this season.

Meanwhile, both teams are rocking the strategy of hitting their pitcher in the eight spot:

Today's Lineups

Ender Inciarte - LF Odubel Herrera - CF
Chase d'Arnaud - 3B Cesar Hernandez - 2B
Freddie Freeman - 1B Maikel Franco - 3B
Nick Markakis - RF Tommy Joseph - 1B
Gordon Beckham - 2B Cameron Rupp - C
A.J. Pierzynski - C Freddy Galvis - SS
Daniel Castro - SS Tyler Goeddel - LF
Casey Kelly - RHP Jerad Eickhoff - RHP
Mallex Smith - CF Peter Bourjos - RF

Let's get it.