Charlie Morton, Braves look for second straight win against Phillies

After a thrilling walk-off win Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves will try to make it two straight victories when they continue a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night at Truist Park. The Braves won for just fourth time after their opponent scored first and did so after letting a lead slip away in the ninth. Perhaps such a game will be the spark that they need to finally get on a roll.

Charlie Morton will get the start in Wednesday’s game for Atlanta. Morton off to a tough start this season, but has shown signs of rounding into shape in May. After posting a 7.00 ERA and 5.79 FIP in April, Morton has a 3.27 ERA and a 3.22 FIP through four starts in May. He has been even better at Truist Park where he has a 2.89 ERA and a 2.59 FIP in 18 2/3 innings this season. Morton cruised through the first five innings of his last start in Miami before running into trouble in the sixth. He allowed seven hits, three runs and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings.

The Phillies will counter with left-hander Ranger Suarez who will be making his ninth start of the season. Suarez converted to the rotation last season and has provided the Phillies some stability. He made his second shortest outing of the season in his last start allowing five hits and three runs in just three innings…

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