News: Chipper Jones is out of the lineup today with a right quad strain. He’s day-to-day.
On this scorching Sunday, the Phillies will attempt to sweep the Braves out of Turner Field. For a team that is 25-10 at home this season, we’re looking at rare stuff, indeed. Last night the offense hit when they had to, with Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins pacing a 6-2 victory.
Today Adam Eaton will try to ensure the sweep. He has been good lately (5 ER in his last three starts), and it would be great for him to get seven innings, giving a hard-working bullpen a bit of a rest despite the day off tomorrow. He has not faced the Braves this season. Jorge Campillo is on the hill for the Braves â€” the reliever-turned-starter has pitched 3.1 scoreless innings against the Phils this season. Bobby Cox is looking for Campillo to throw 100 pitches today.
All players will be feeling the heat â€” temperatures are set to stay in the 90s all day.
Phillies: Adam Eaton (2-3) 4.63 ERA
Braves: Jorge Campillo (2-0) 1.79 ERA
Gametime: 1:30 p.m. EST
Weather: 93 degrees, mostly sunny
Lineup: Rollins, Victorino, Utley, Howard, Burrell, Jenkins, Dobbs, Coste, Eaton
Your gameday beer: This is Lagunitas’ Maximus, an imperial IPA. Maximus is a grand beer, light but vocal in its stance. Maximus means ultimate, and the Phils should be shooting for an ultimate performance, especially from starter Eaton. To sweep the Braves at Turner Field would be tremendous â€” time to give the maximum, ultimate performance necessary to put a stamp on this series.