Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Free Pick - 8/13/13
Philadelphia Phillies (53-65) at Atlanta Braves (72-47)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
Ethan Martin (R) (1-1) (6.752) vs. Kris Medlen (R) (9-10) (3.848)
Atlanta Braves -220 / Philadelphia Phillies +205 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
National League East enemies the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves hook back up at Turner Field after a rain-interrupted opener Monday night.
Once the two teams took the field the starting pitchers were blazing hot and the batters not so much. Philadelphia however stayed the course on the mound with Cole Hamels (5-13, 3.65 ERA) tossing a complete game. As well the Phillies figured out Julio Teheran (9-7, 3.08 ERA) tallying three runs alone during the sixth inning after pushing a run during the top of the third. Atlanta didn't strike until the bottom of the ninth off of Chris Johnson's ground-rule double getting Justin Upton home.
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Teheran went six frames giving up runs via Jimmy Rollins' single and Cody Asche's home run. The Braves also allowed a run during the ninth on Carlos Ruiz's RBI-single. The game got underway after nearly a two-hour delay.
Kris Medlen (9-10, 3.85 ERA) seeks his fourth straight win on Tuesday when he sees Philadelphia for the third time since July. At the Phillies July 7 and Aug. 2 Medlen conceded seven, six earned, and four runs during 5.1 and six innings. Medlen fell 7-3 and prevailed 6-4. Versus Medlen Philadelphia is 28-of-84 with 18 RBIs, four Ryan Howard's.
Medlen is 3-2 in his last five trips to Turner getting beaten by the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants allowing eight runs during 10 frames. As well Medlen toppled the Miami Marlins, New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals by surrendering eight runs, six earned, during 19 innings.
Ethan Martin (1-1, 6.75 ERA) meanwhile goes for the Phillies next. In Martin's Major League Baseball debut Atlanta beat him 6-4 knocking in six runs during 4.1 frames. Six days later Martin defeated the Chicago Cubs 12-1 yielding a run during five innings. The Braves are 8-of-19 with five RBIs, two Brian McCann's, against Martin. Atlanta has a much easier time Tuesday scoring and likely hands Martin another loss.