Dana Lane's Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves 'TOP Whale' Winner
Atlanta Braves (31-21) vs Philadelphia Phillies (25-27)
Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 7:10 pm
Right-hander Dylan Covey (0-0, 3.00 ERA), acquired on waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 20, will get his first start with the Phillies against Atlanta fireballer Spencer Strider (4-2, 2.97). Strider, who leads MLB with 97 strikeouts, never has lost to Philadelphia.
Covey did well in his first appearance for the Phillies on Tuesday against Arizona. He threw five innings in relief of opener Matt Strahm and allowed one run on five hits, one walk and six strikeouts. He got out of messes in the fourth and sixth innings without any damage done.
Strider will be making his fifth career appearance, fourth start, against the Phillies. He has compiled a 4-0 record with a 1.27 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings against Philadelphia, all of them coming last year when he was runner-up in the NL Rookie of the Year voting.
Strider has 10 double-digit strikeout games through his first 30 starts.