Game Preview: Braves look to ride momentum to a game three win in Philly

Division Series - Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves - Game Two
Division Series - Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves - Game Two / Matthew Grimes Jr./Atlanta Braves/GettyImages

Monday night was an epic comeback win for the Braves in a game to that tied the series up at one. The Braves stormed back from a 4-0 deficit thanks to a clutch homer from Austin Riley, and one of the best game-ending defensive plays you will ever see.

Now Atlanta has to try and carry that momentum into an electric Citizens Bank Park. The series is now a best of three, so it goes without saying that this afternoon’s game in Philadelphia has HUGE implications.

Pitching matchup for Braves vs. Phillies

The Braves kept their announcement for the game three starter quiet for a long time thanks to the injury that kept Charlie Morton out of the NLDS. Who is the Braves game three starter you may ask, it’s none other than Bryce Elder. This isn’t something any Braves fans had on their bingo card back in March, but here we are.

Elder’s season was a tale of two halves. In the first he was an All-Star and ground ball inducing machine. In the second half his walk rate has went up and he has really been hit hard. Hopefully, today we get first half Bryce Elder.

The Phillies will be sending out their trusted number two, Aaron Nola. There are no secrets between Nola and the Braves, as he has made an enitre seasons worth of starts against them in his career. This season was up and down for Nola because of his troubles with the home run ball, but he went out and fired seven scoreless innings in the wild card series against the Marlins.

Hitter to watch

Matt Olson led all of baseball in home runs. He absolutely mashes in CBP, and has familiarity with Nola. Olson put up some solid ABs so far this series, and I think today is the day he hits his first home run of the series.

How to watch Braves vs. Phillies - 10/11/23

Date/Time/Location: 10/11/2023 at 5:07 PM EST at Truist Park


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