Filed Under (Series Preview) by mrose at 2:30 PM on 08-17-2009
|The Atlanta Braves(61-56, 3rd in NL East 6GB) had a rough weekend against the Phillies after climbing back into both the divisional and wildcard races in the National League.Â They were hurt by Ryan Howard against the Phillies as he produced all four runs last night and hit the eventual winning home run on Friday.Â They still only stand 6 games back of the division and 3.5 back of the wildcard.Â They will welcome in the Diamondbacks for a single game of a rained out game from May before heading to NY to face the Mets.Â The Braves Baseball Blog has more on both series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks(53-64, 4th in NL West 16GB) are playing well of late, except for a series sweep in Washington last weekend.Â They beat the Mets two of three games last weekend and then even took two out of three from the division leading National League West Dodgers this past weekend.Â They begin a stretch now including this one against the Braves and then trips to Philly and Houston to end the week.
Probable pitching matchups are below:
|Monday @ 4:05PM EST -Scherzer,ARI(7-6,3.94 ERA) vs. Hanson,ATL(7-2,3.05 ERA)|