To nail down a win tonight - and for the series - they will turn to start-turned-reliever-turned-back-into-starter Sean Newcomb. Newk flashed positive steps during his most recent start against Toronto, and he will face a Phillies lineup that has generally been more famine than feast. He will run into Aaron Nola, Philadelphia’s resident ace.
A Braves win would send their record to 12-6 and give the team some positive momentum on its way to New York. After Ronald Acuña electrified the cardboard cut-outs in Citizens Bank Park yesterday, he will no doubt be hungry for an encore.
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