*10* TOTAL POWER ~ 86-62-4 ALL SPORTS RUN L41 DAYS!
Atlanta vs. Philadelphia,
09/09/2019 19:05 EDT,
Score: 7 - 2
Total: +101/+8½ Under
10* Under Braves/Phillies (7:05 ET): Atlanta had been red hot (won 9 straight) before losing yday to Nationals 9-4. They're still very much in good shape for the postseason as they lengthened their lead in the NL East to nine games over the weekend. Speaking of the number nine, that's how many Mike Foltynewicz starts the Braves have won in a row. Foltynewicz has received ample run support during this time, but his team had gone Under in six straight before yday's loss. We look for this to be another low-scoring, division battle. Take the Under.
Philadelphia is very much alive for the postseason, but we don't see them making it. They're a pretty mediocre ballclub. They did take two of three from the Mets over the weekend, winning in a 5-0 shutout Saturday and 10-7 on Sunday. We had the Under in Saturday's game, our top NL East total for September and that obviously came through. The offense really came alive yday, homering three times in what was a very long game. The Phillies relied heavily on their bullpen Sunday, using eight pitchers total, so it'll be important that they get a lot from tonight's starter.
Fortunately, the starter for Monday will be Aaron Nola, who is already 3-0 this season vs. Atlanta. Nola is 12-4 overall in his L30 starts, but the team is 0-3 his L3. Yet two of those were still quality outings, including the only one here at Citzens Bank Park. Nola has allowed just 1 ER in each of his last three home starts. Foltynewicz threw five shutout innings his last start. Should be a "good ol' fashioned pitchers duel" tonight as the Braves are 17-5-1 their L23 series openers. 10* Under Braves/Phillies