Game 15: Phillies look to extend winning streak in Atlanta

Scott Kingery is making quite the name for himself. The rookie extended his hitting streak to six in Sunday's 10-4 win over the Rays and is hitting lead-off tonight as the Phillies open a three-game set in Atlanta.

Of Kingery's 13 hits this season nine have gone for extra bases, and he's demonstrated versatility with the glove playing practically all over the diamond. He's also a big reason why the Phillies enter Atlanta riding a six-game winning streak.



On the mound tonight for the Phillies is Aaron Nola, making his fourth start of the season. He tossed a gem his last time out, surrendering one run over eight innings against the Reds. He'll be opposed by right-hander Julio Teheran who gave up four runs to the Phillies over 5 2/3 innings on Opening Day.

Nola has excelled in his young career against the Braves going 5-1 over eight starts with a 1.93 ERA in 51 2/3 innings with a 1.07 WHIP and 40 strikeouts.

Hot Bats
Entering play tonight the Phillies rank fifth in MLB in both overall runs scored (79) and runs per game (5.64), yet rank 20th in batting average (.230).

Streaking
The Phillies have won six straight games for the first time since 4/20-27/2017. A victory today would push the streak to seven, a mark the not seen since 9/5-12/2012.

Did You Know?
The Phillies pitching staff ranks third in MLB in FIP at 3.22. The mark stands as the best in the National League.

Tonight's Starting Lineup
1. Scott Kingery 4
2. Carlos Santana 3
3. Odubel Herrera 8
4. Rhys Hoskins 7
5. Aaron Altherr 9
6. J.P. Crawford 6
7. Maikel Franco 5
8. Jorge Alfaro 2
9. Aaron Nola 1
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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