Jake Thompson to start for Phillies on Friday night

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Thompson is expected to start on Friday night against the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Jeremy Hellickson was a late scratch, and it looks like Thompson will make the spot start out of the bullpen.

Thompson has surrendered 5 runs on 6 hits while striking out 3 and walking 4 in 5 innings (three starts) this season.