Braves vs. Phillies Probable Starting Pitchers Today – July 5

The Atlanta Braves (47-38) and Philadelphia Phillies (57-30) square off in the first of a three-game series on Friday at Truist Park, at 7:20 PM ET. The Braves are coming off a series defeat to the Giants, and the Phillies a series win over the Cubs.

The Braves will call on Max Fried (7-3) against the Phillies and Aaron Nola (9-4).

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Braves vs. Phillies Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, July 5, 2024
  • Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • TV: Apple TV+
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Venue: Truist Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Fried – ATL (7-3, 2.91 ERA) vs Nola – PHI (9-4, 3.43 ERA)

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Braves Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Max Fried

  • The Braves will send Fried (7-3) to the mound for his 17th start this season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw six innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving up one earned run while allowing six hits.
  • The 30-year-old has pitched in 16 games this season with an ERA of 2.91, a 2.8 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.094.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his third consecutive quality start.
  • Fried will look to finish five or more innings for the eighth start in a row.
  • He has four appearances with no earned runs allowed in 16 chances this season.
  • The 30-year-old ranks 10th in ERA (2.91), 20th in WHIP (1.094), and 50th in K/9 (7.9) among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.

Max Fried vs. Phillies

  • The Phillies rank fourth in MLB with 433 runs scored this season. They have a .258 batting average this campaign with 104 home runs (fifth in the league).
  • The Phillies have gone 2-for-4 with three RBI in one game against the left-hander this season.

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Phillies Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Aaron Nola

  • The Phillies are sending Nola (9-4) to make his 18th start of the season as he looks for his 10th victory. He is 9-4 with a 3.43 ERA and 99 strikeouts over 107 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance came on Saturday against the Miami Marlins, when the righty threw 6 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • During 17 games this season, the 31-year-old has a 3.43 ERA and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .217 to opposing batters.
  • Nola is looking for his fourth straight quality start.
  • Nola is aiming for his fourth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 6.3 frames per start.
  • In three of his appearances this season he has not surrender an earned run.
  • The 31-year-old’s 3.43 ERA ranks 31st, 1.040 WHIP ranks 17th, and 8.3 K/9 ranks 39th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Aaron Nola vs. Braves

  • He will take the mound against a Braves offense that is hitting .243 as a unit (16th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .400 (13th in the league) with 91 total home runs (14th in MLB play).
  • In 4 1/3 innings over one appearance against the Braves this season, Nola has a 12.46 ERA and a 2.769 WHIP while his opponents are hitting .478.

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