Gameday Preview: April 4 - Phillies vs. Braves

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
@Philabaseball
Cliff Lee hopes to get the Phillies in the win column tonight in the final game of a three-game series against the Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta.

A loss would drop the the Phillies to 0-3, a mark they have not seen since 2007.

This Season: The Braves roughed up Roy Halladay in a 9-2 win last night in Atlanta and lead the season series 2-0.

Pitching Matchup: Cliff Lee in 2012 (3.06 xFIP, 7.39 K/BB, 1.11 WHIP) vs. Kris Medlen in 2012 (2.97 xFIP, 5.22 K/BB, 0.91 WHIP) .

Weather: 42-degrees with clouds and showers.

About the Braves: Dan Uggla and Justin Upton are a combined 3-for-12 this season .. Kris Medlen did not make a start against the Phillies last season, but he did surrender three runs in 3 1/3 innings of relief against Philadelphia ... Freddie Freeman has gone 5-for-7 over the last two games and already has six RBIs ...

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/03/3957010/philadelphia-phillies-0-1-at-atlanta.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/03/3957010/philadelphia-phillies-0-1-at-atlanta.html#storylink=cpy

Odds: Braves favored -125. Over/Under set at 6.5.

Phillies Lineup: Revere 8, Rollins 6, Utley 4, Howard 3, Young 5, Brown 7, Nix 9, Kratz 2, Lee1.

Braves Lineup: Simmons 6, Heyward 9, J Upton 7, Freeman 3, Upton 8, Uggla 4, Johnson 5, Laird 2, Medlen 1.

- Patrick Gordon is the Managing Editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Follow him on Twitter @Philabaseball or contact him at pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com.

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