The Falcons use a pair of touchdowns and a two-point conversion to beat the Eagles, 15-3. Oops… make that the Atlanta soon-to-be renamed, Braves, use long balls to get a 15-3 win. The Phillies get beat, badly. What can you say about this game that hasn’t been said about painful rectal itch?
Vince Velasquez with a very ineffective outing that lasted just 2 1/3 innings allowing 6 runs on 5 hits and a pair of free passes. Velasquez was a bit annoyed over getting pulled after just 53 pitches. Atlanta connected for five home runs with the first two coming off Velasquez.
Freddie Freeman connected on a two-run shot, with Abraham Almonte adding a solo blast making it 3-0. Dansby Swanson pushed it to 4-0 with a double followed by Almonte stepping up again with a two-run single. An RBI single from Joc Pederson got it to 7-0 but, finally, the Phils got on the board with a Rhys Hoskins double cutting it to a 7-1 affair. Ozzy Albies blew it open further with a three-run shot followed by a two-run homer from Austin Riley.
Bryce Harper came home on a fielding error with Ronald Torreyes making it 12-3. Joc Pederson hitting the fifth Soon to be Renamed, Braves homer with a three-run shot. The two teams combined to use 10 pitchers. From the “Is there more to the story department”, Once again, no Home Run Hector.
Ronald Torreyes went the final 1 2/3 allowing 6 hits including the Pederson smash. Atlanta starter, Drew Smyly went four scoreless innings but was forced to leave with soreness in his knee. The Phillies get beat, badly.