Phillies Struggle As Braves Clinch NL East At The Bank

The DoubleHeader

Monday’s first game of a doubleheader had Charlie Morton vs. Tijuan Walker. The Braves would strike first on an Austin Riley home run in the top of the first. Top 3rd Ronald Acuna rbi single scoring Michael Harris braves lead 2-0. Bottom 3rd Alex Bolhm rbi double scoring B.harper and K. Schwaber game tied at 2. Top 5th Matt Olsen and Ozzie Albies would both hit RBI doubles braves take a 5-3 lead. Bottom 5th Alex Bolhm would drive in his 3rd RBI and Bryson Stott would double in a run cutting the lead to 5-4.

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Top 6th Michael Harris hits a 2-run homerun and Ronald Acuna with a solo jack gives the Braves an 8-4 lead. Bottom 7th Trea Turner stays white hot as he hits a 2-run homerun cutting Atl lead 8-6. Bottom 9th Bryce Harper ties the game with 2 outs in the 9th with a 2-run homerun. Top 10th Kevin Pillar singles in a run, followed by Orlando Arcia’s double would turn out to be enough as the brave take game 1 10-8 the bullpen hasn’t been good for the Phillies of late.


Monday Game 2 Bottom 1st Nick Castellanos singles on a line drive to right fielder Kevin Pillar. Trea Turner scores. Bryce Harper to 3rd. Bryson Stott to 2nd. Edmundo Sosa doubles (13) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Eddie Rosario. Bryce Harper scores. Bryson Stott scores. Nick Castellanos to 3rd. 4-0 Phillies Top 3rd Matt Olson homers (49) on a fly ball to right field. Nicky Lopez scores.
Ronald Acuna Jr. scores 4-3 Phillies Bottom 4th Jake Cave triples (1) on a sharp line drive to right fielder Kevin Pillar.

Phillies Hang Tough


Edmundo Sosa scores. Trea Turner doubles (31) on a line drive to center fielder Michael Harris II. Jake Cave scores. The Phillies challenged (tag play), call on the field was overturned 6-3 Phillies. Bottom 5th Brandon Marsh homers (10) on a fly ball to right center field. Top 6th Matt Olson homers (50) on a fly ball to left field. 7-4 PHL Top 7th Michael Harris II homers (16) on a fly ball to right field 7-5Phillies Craig Kimbrel closes it out in the 9th Phillies win 7-5.

Phillies right-hander Michael Lorenzen allowed four runs on five hits and two walks in five-plus innings in Game 2. He has a 7.96 ERA in his past five starts, striking out 14, walking 11, and allowing eight home runs in 26 innings.

Tuesday Game 3 Tuesday night is a great pitching match-up as Max Fried vs. Zack Wheeler. The scoring gets started early
Bottom 2nd Nick Castellanos homered (412 ft.) to deep right center 1-0 Phillies. Top 4th Matt Olson homered (390 ft.) to deep left center game tied 1-1. Top 5th Ronald Acuña Jr. homered (433 ft.) to deep left center, Michael Harris II scored 3-1 Braves.
Top 5th Marcell Ozuna homered (416 ft.) to deep left center, Matt Olson scored, Austin Riley scored 6-1 Braves.

Series Lost


Bottom 7th Trea Turner singled to center, Johan Rojas scored Braves led 6-2 Bottom 8th Bryce Harper homered (448 ft.) to deep right center Braves led 6-3 Bottom 8th Bryson Stott homered (444 ft.) to deep center, Nick Castellanos scored Braves lead 6-5. Bottom 9th Trea Turner homered (422 ft.) to deep left center game tied at 6 Top 10th Eddie Rosario singled to right center, and Forrest Wall scored 7-6 Braves.

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Wednesday Game 4 Spencer Strider vs. Christopher Sanchez was a better match than people would have thought. Top 1st Austin Riley homered (463 ft.) to deep center, Ozzie Albies scored 2-0 Braves.


Bottom 1st Bryson Stott singled to right center, Bryce Harper to second, Kyle Schwarber scored 2-1 Braves
In the top 3rd Austin Riley hit a sacrifice fly, and Ronald Acuña Jr. scored 3-1 Braves Top 4th Kevin Pillar doubled to right, and Marcell Ozuna scored 4-1 Braves Final 4-1. Braves Great pitching by both Strider and Sanchez who combined for 19 strikeouts.

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