After splitting the first two games of this series, the Philadelphia Phillies will try to secure the rubber game on Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies lost the first game by a wide margin, but rebounded on Tuesday night behind a dominant Cole Hamels performance. Kyle Kendrick now gets the ball with a chance to ride that momentum.
Kendrick is having a sub-par year to this point with a 4-9 record and a 4.45 ERA. He struggled mightily as a starter but was lights out in July out of the bullpen. In fact, he didn't allow a run the entire month.
In July, Kendrick started just once and it came against these same Braves. He was terrific, going seven innings while not allowing a run and striking out five.
Tim Hudson will be on the bump for Atlanta and unlike Kendrick, he's been very consistent. The 37-year-old is 11-4 with a 3.45 ERA for his hometown team.
In his last start against the Houston Astros, Hudson threw 7.1 innings of one-run (unearned) ball giving up just four hits and two walks.
After the game, Philly will have the day off before welcoming the St. Louis Cardinals to town.
Time: 7:05 p.m. ET
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