The Atlanta Braves can lock down a fourth straight trip to the postseason with a win Thursday night when they wrap up a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Atlanta has won five straight games and reduced its magic number to clinch the NL East to one with a 7-2 win Wednesday night. Ian Anderson will get the start Thursday while the Phillies will go with Kyle Gibson.
No surprises for the Braves with their lineup as they will go with the same group as in the previous two games of the series. Jorge Soler will lead off and is 3-for-6 in the series with three walks, two runs scored and two RBI. Dansby Swanson has gone 4-for-7 at the plate with a double and two RBI. Swanson will hit eighth Thursday.
For the Phillies, Brad Miller is back at first base and is hitting fifth. Ronald Torreyes starts for the second straight day at third base and will be hitting eighth.
Tonight’s Phillies lineup in Atlanta as the Braves try to clinch their fourth-straight NL East title— Matt Breen (@matt_breen) September 30, 2021
Thursday’s game is scheduled to begin at 7:20 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports South.