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