Cliff Lee (11-6, 3.09) vs Mike Minor (13-5, 3.08)
With 84 wins, the Atlanta Braves have the best record in baseball. First place is safe for the Braves, as they have a significant 14-game lead over the Washington Nationals. Their magic number to clinch the National League East is set at ten, which is the lowest in the majors. Atlanta is getting ready for a postseason push, but first they have seven games left against Philadelphia.
September Phillies baseball might not be as meaningful as it has been in recent years, but it gives us a chance to see what the younger players can bring. Fans also get to enjoy Cliff Lee, as he rarely disappoints. Lee hit a little bit of a rough patch in the middle of the summer, but he has improved over his last five starts, posting a 2.91 ERA.
(Stats as of 2:00 PM Thursday)