Their hopes will be resting on the right shoulder of Jorge Sosa, who has been impressive since being tabbed to fill a void in an injury-depleted starting rotation.
Sosa allowed just one run in a season-high six innings against the Marlins on Tuesday night. While it might have been his finest yet, each of Sosa's four starts this year have been solid. Instead of having control problems like he did as a reliever earlier this year, the 28-year-old right-hander has proven to be a model of consistency. He's issued just seven walks and registered 16 strikeouts in the 21 1/3 innings he's logged as a starting pitcher.
ATL: RHP Jorge Sosa
4-1, 2.78 ERA in 2005
0-0, 3.86 vs. PHI in 2005 PHI: RHP Robinson Tejeda
1-1, 2.35 ERA in 2005
first career appearance vs. ATL Player to watch
Andruw Jones has hit .397 (25-for-63) with 10 homers and 20 RBIs, 13 walks and nine strikeouts in his past 17 games. Quotable
"You're going to run into days like this. You just tip your cap and try to win tomorrow." -- Marcus Giles on Saturday's loss
PHI: ESPN On radio
PHI: WPHT 1210; WIP 610 Quick hits
The Braves have been limited to four hits in two of their past three games. ... Sosa is one of nine starting pitchers the Braves have used this year. ... The Braves have won six of 11 against the Phillies this year. ... Jones has hit 23 of his Major League-leading 26 homers since May 1. On deck
Monday: vs. Cubs, 7:05 p.m. ET
Tuesday: vs. Cubs, 7:35 p.m. ET
Wednesday: vs. Cubs, 7:05 p.m. ET
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less