After a bitter defeat on Saturday afternoon, the Philadelphia Phillies will play one last game of the regular season at Citizens Bank Park. After this game, the Phillies will not return home unless they are promoted to the National League Division Series.
The offense will be looking to improve on a dismal performance yesterday when they caught just three hits from Atlanta’s pitching staff. They struck eight times, leaving five runners on base and only two runners getting on goal all game.
The only bright spot for Philadelphia on Saturday was the bullpen. Five Phillies relievers combined for 5.1 innings without a score, striking out five and allowing just four hits.
Hopefully the rest of the team can help the bullpen in game four of the series.
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Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
Date: Sunday 25 September
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Time: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV Channels: NBC Sports Philadelphia, MLB Network
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Kyle Gibson will take the mound for the Phillies against Charlie Morton for the Braves. Gibson will try to get the ship back on track after a very tough game against the Blue Jays on its last launch. He gave up seven earned runs in five pitched innings. It was the second time this month that he had given up seven earned runs in one start.
Morton, on the other hand, has been pretty solid and reliable after a difficult start to the season for Atlanta. As of early June, he has a 3.48 ERA in 19 starts. In his last appearance against Philadelphia, he kept them scoreless for 6.2 innings.
The Phillies offense will be hoping to get something going against Morton to secure a series win about the reigning world champion.
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