Schule's MLB Merchant of Death - PHI@ATL
Philadelphia vs. Atlanta,
07/03/2015 19:35 EDT,
Score: 1 - 2
Money Line: -176 Atlanta
This is an 8* play on the Atlanta Braves.
The Phillies are coming off four straight losses at home to the Brewers, and it won't get any easier as they take on the Braves in Atlanta tonight. The Braves should be feeling good about themselves just 24 hours after upsetting Mad Max and Washington.
Julio Teheran will toe the slab for the Braves, and he's been a classic "Jekyll and Hyde" pitcher this season. Teheran (5-4, 4.94 ERA) was shelled by the Pirates in Pittsburgh his last time out, but he's been dominant at home in Atlanta. The 24 year old is 4-0 with a 2.35 ERA at home in 2015, and he's 14-8 with a 2.66 ERA at Turner Field over the previous three seasons.
The Phillies send rookie Adam Morgan to the mound, and he's making his second career start. As good as the kid looked in his debut, he's backed by the major league's worst offense, a poor defense, and one of the worst bullpens in baseball.