The Atlanta Braves once again destroyed the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, and they look to continue their seven-game winning streak when they travel to Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Braves improved their Major League-best home record to 38-15, though they'll look to improve on their 26-30 road record.
The Phillies haven't put up much of a fight in the National League East this year. The Braves currently hold a 7 1/2-game lead over the Washington Nationals, and the Phillies sit 9 1/2 back in third place.
Justin Upton clubbed as many homers last night (two) as he did in June and July combined.
Chris Johnson's three hits in the series finale Thursday gave him a seven-game multi-hit streak. He leads the NL with a .346 average.
Alex Wood went seven innings on Tuesday for his first Major League win.
In what seems to be a freak of statistics, Andrelton Simmons hasn't struck out since the All-Star break.
Brandon Beachy wasn't so hot in his first start since Tommy John surgery last year. He gave up seven runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
Despite playing in a bandbox of a stadium, the Phillies rank 13th in the NL in runs score and eighth in homers, largely due to the absence of Ryan Howard.
Friday, 7:05 on Fox Sports South: Braves RH Kris Medlen (7-10, 3.74 ERA) vs RH Ethan Martin (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Saturday, 4:05 on FOX: RH Brandon Beachy (0-0, 17.18 ERA) vs TBA
Sunday, 8:05 on ESPN: LH Alex Wood (1-2, 3.51 ERA) vs LH John Lannan (3-4, 4.10 ERA)
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