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Probable Pitchers

Arizona Diamondbacks @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Matt Koch, RHP
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Koch was called up from Triple-A Reno to start last Friday in place of Taijuan Walker. The right-hander earned another start by allowing just one run over six innings against the Padres. The one run came on a Franchy Cordero homer.

Ben Lively, RHP
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Lively is coming off his best game of the young season: a six-inning, one-run performance in a no-decision during the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Pirates on Friday night. Lively has allowed three or fewer earned runs in his four starts.

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Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Julio Teheran, RHP
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Coming off two of his best outings since the start of 2016, Teheran faces the Phillies for the 3rd time this season. Teheran recorded nine strikeouts -- his highest total since '16 -- in his most recent start against Philadelphia.

Aaron Nola, RHP
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Nola looks like an early candidate to make the National League All-Star team. He has not allowed more than two runs in any of his first five starts. He has allowed only 20 hits in 31 1/3 innings as he induces plenty of weak contact.

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Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
Mike Foltynewicz, RHP
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Inconsistent fastball command has plagued Foltynewicz, who says he’s embarrassed by completing six innings in just one of his first five starts. His offspeed stuff has been more consistent, but he’s struggled to put hitters away.

Nick Pivetta, RHP
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Pivetta seems to have turned a corner. He has struck out 28 and walked just four in 28 innings this season. He has allowed just five earned runs in 24 innings (1.88 ERA) in his past four starts.

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Atlanta Braves @ Philadelphia Phillies

, Citizens Bank Park
To Be Announced

Vince Velasquez, RHP
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Velasquez has pitched better than he has the past season and a half. He has struck out 30 and walked seven in 26 innings, an encouraging sign. But he struggled against the bottom half of D-backs' lineup Tuesday, allowing four runs in 4 2/3 IP.

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Philadelphia Phillies @ Miami Marlins

, Marlins Park
Jake Arrieta, RHP
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Arrieta has lived up to the hype through his first four starts. He dominated the Pirates on April 19, allowing one hit and striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings. He followed that up on Wednesday by beating the D-Backs.

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