Before the year started, this week's series between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies figured to be crucial for the NL East race. While the Braves have lived up to the hype, the Phillies have faltered and enter the series 16 games out of first place.
Ben Sheets (3-1, 1.46 ERA) will look to add to the Phillies misery on Monday. For the first time in his comeback, Sheets will be facing a team for the second time. He won a July 27 start against Philadelphia by allowing one run over six innings.
Opposing Sheets will be Vance Worley (6-6, 3.63 ERA). He faced the Braves on July 8 and allowed three runs over six innings in a no-decision. Dan Uggla is 3-for-7 against him with two home runs.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 ET and the game will be broadcast on SportSouth.
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