The Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves will face off in the rubber game of their three game set tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Each team has dealt the other a shutout loss to start the series and both will be sending out starters capable of blanking the opposition again.
For Atlanta, Jair Jurrjens takes the hill and has yet to lose this season with a 3-0 record and 1.52 ERA in four starts.He will face Cole Hamels, who after a rough season debut, has arguably been the Phillies best pitcher. Since that rough first outing, Hamels is 4-0 with a 1.42 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 38 innings of work. His first complete game of the season came on Tuesday against the Nationals.
"I try to pitch all night," Hamels, said. "I try to get the complete game. It's kind of the mentality I've always had and it's not going to happen all the time because of pitch counts. I was fortunate enough that guys were swinging early and getting a couple of key double plays."
Hamels is 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA over his last two starts against the Braves. After last night's victory, the Phillies have taken 8 of the 11 from Atlanta.