By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
April 26 2015, 1:00 PM EST.
PHILADELPHIA - The Phillies are aiming for a split of their six-game homestand with a contest against the Atlanta Braves this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.
David Buchanan lasted 6 2/3 innings last night, but was saddled with the loss after allowing three earned runs on just two hits. The Braves jumped on the Phillies' bullpen en route to a 5-2 win.
Jerome Williams will take the mound for the Phillies this afternoon. He improved to 1-1 following Tuesday's victory over the Marlins. He allowed three runs -- two earned -- in six innings. He has two quality starts in his first three starts this season and is carrying a 3.71 ERA. He'll be opposed by RHP Trevor Cahill (0-2, 9.95).
- The Phillies announced Severino Gonzalez will make his Major League debut with a start against the Cardinals on Tuesday night in St. Louis. The 22-year-old right-hander is 1-1 with a 3.57 ERA over three starts for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
- Entering today, the Phillies have lost each of their last seven games on Sunday's and 18 of their last 21 dating back to May 25, 2014.
- With a win today, the Phillies will secure their first home series win against the Braves since a three-game sweep from September 6-8, 2013.
Phillies: Revere 7, Herrera 8, Utley 4, Francoeur 9, Howard 3, Hernandez 5, Rupp 2, Galvis 6, Williams 1.
Braves: Markakis 9, Simmons 6, Freeman 3, Johnson 5, Gomes 7, Peterson 4, Bethancourt 2, Young Jr. 8, Cahill 1.
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