Eflin expected to start for the Phillies against Braves
Atlanta; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Braves favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 1/2 runs
The Braves are 19-13 against the rest of their division. Atlanta’s team on-base percentage of .333 is second in the National League. Freddie Freeman leads the team with an OBP of .387.
The Phillies are 22-20 in division games. Philadelphia has a collective on-base percentage of .316, led by Rhys Hoskins with a mark of .392. The Braves won the last meeting 9-2. Bryse Wilson earned his first victory and Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Atlanta. Nick Pivetta registered his third loss for Philadelphia.
TOP PERFORMERS: Freeman leads the Braves with 22 home runs and is batting .308. Dansby Swanson is 12-for-38 with four doubles, a home run and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Braves: 6-4, .232 batting average, 3.99 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Phillies: 6-4, .257 batting average, 5.52 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: 60-day IL (elbow), Pat Neshek: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jerad Eickhoff: 10-day IL (biceps), Seranthony Dominguez: 10-day IL (elbow), Victor Arano: 60-day IL (elbow), Andrew McCutchen: 60-day IL (knee).