Braves with a dominating 8-1 win over the Phillies. The Philadelphia Phillies went into Atlanta for the home opener. An enthusiastic crowd of 14,342 were in a solemn mood in the pre-game ceremony. The Braves paid tribute to past greats Phil Niekro and Henry Aaron.
The number 44 was outlined on the outfield turf and the Braves donned throw-back uniforms. Zack Wheeler took the mound and was a bit inefficient, allowing 3 earned runs, 4 walks, and striking out 4 in just 4.2 innings.
Atlanta starter, Charlie Morton was better on this night with 1 run, 7 k’s, 4 hits, and only one free pass. Things started well when Jean Segura beat out an infield single and Andrew McCutchen would plate him with a single to right.
Sadly for Phils fans, that would be their only highlight. Ronald Acuna Jr. would step up by going 4 for 5 with a pair of RBIs. Acuna Jr. crushed a homer to center field and basically said, “beat that.” Ehire Adriana crushed a pinch-hit Jack and Freddie Freeman also went yard. Braves with a dominating 8-1 win
Let’s hope the Phils can rebound Saturday night. For more coverage click here.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.