Phillies end home stand on a high note with a 7-2 series win over the Atlanta Braves
After getting swept in their first series back from the All-Star break by the lowly Chicago Cubs, the Philadelphia Phillies took 2-of-3 from the Atlanta Braves after winning yesterday 7-2.
Losing three games to the Cubs and bouncing back against the Braves to finish a home stand 2-4 might not seem great on paper, but with yesterday’s win the Phillies improved to 51-47 on the season, seven games back of the Braves and 10 games behind the NL East-leading New York Mets.
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The only thing that should be of focus right now for the Phillies is the NL Wild Card. They will head to Pittsburgh to open up a four game series tonight a half game out of the third Wild Card spot in the National League.
Alec Bohm extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a pair of RBI in yesterday’s series finale against Atlanta.
Bohm is averaging .488 with 2 home runs and 9 RBI during his hitting streak and has been crucial for a Phillies team that is extremely inconsistent at the plate.
JT Realmuto is quietly heading up for the Fightins and had yet another big hit in yesterday’s game with a two-run single in the Phillies five-run fifth inning yesterday.
Over his last 15 games, Realmuto is slashing .353/.407/.647 with four home runs and 15 RBI.
On the mound, Kyle Gibson threw six innings allowing four hits, two earned runs, and two walks while striking out four Braves batters. Brogdon, Hand, and Bellatti threw a combined three innings allowing just one hit, and a walk while striking out three.
Connor Brogdon: Nasty
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies are heading down the Pennsylvania Turnpike for a four game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who absolutely stink. They are 18 games below .500 and have lost eight of their last 10 games.
Zack Wheeler gets things rolling tonight.
Mandatory Credit: The Philadelphia Phillies