Braves pound Phillies 13-1 after fantastic trade deadline day
The Braves pounded the Phillies 13-1 on a day that will be remembered much more the exciting trade acquisitions than the turd they laid on the field Tuesday night.
Braves (63-41) Beat Phillies (55-48)
- Winning Pitcher: Spencer Strider (6-3, 2.79)
- Losing Pitcher: Nick Nelson (3-2, 4.14)
- Save: n/a
On an exciting deadline day in which the Phillies acquired a starting pitcher, veteran bullpen piece, and defensive outfielder the team on the field forgot about the game against the division rival Braves.
Still shorthanded because of an injury to Zach Eflin, Rob Thompson chose to give Wednesday’s expected starter Zack Wheeler an extra day rest The decision seemed to backfire as the Braves throttled Phillies pitching for 14 total hits, including seven in a six-run 5th inning.
Five of the six relievers that took the mound allowed earned runs, including Corey Knebel, who gave up five runs in only 2/3rd of an inning after looking dominant during the month of July.
The Phillies only run came on a Darick Hall line drive RBI single in the 2nd inning that ricocheted off Braves first basemen Matt Olson’s glove and skirted into right field allowing Nick Castellanos to score from 1st base. After the 2nd inning, the Phils could only muster two additional hits as Braves pitcher Spencer Strider eased through the lineup with 13 strikeouts over just 6.2 innings of work.
Do we need to talk about the Phillies record in these quick two-game series MLB has scheduled this season? Needless to say it’s not going very well…
Darick Hall lines a ball off Braves first basemen Matt Olsen allowing Nick Castellanos to score all the way from first base and putting the Phils on the board.
Rhys Hoskins has his own trouble with a hard hit ball to first base allowing two runs to score in the bottom of the 3rd inning.
Eddie Rosario increases the Braves lead with an RBI double in the 5th inning off Andrew Bellatti.
JT Realmuto cant corral a wild pitch from Corey Knebel allowing another run to score for the Braves in the 5th inning.
Orlando Arcia knocks in two more runs off Corey Knebel in the 5th inning with long home run over the head of Kyle Schwarber in left field.
Dansby Swanson drives in a run with an RBI single off Mark Appel in the Braves big 5th inning.
Marcel Ozuna tacks on another run in the 7th inning with an solo shot off Francisco Morales.
Eddie Rosario drives in the 11th, 12th, and 13th run of the game with with an bases clearing RBI single in the 8th inning.
Up Next for the Phillies
DAY GAME ALERT!!
The Phillies will look to bounce back in the final game of a quick two game series against the division rival Braves at Truist Park in Atlanta.
Zack Wheeler (9-5, 2.77) will toe the rubber facing off against Charlie Morton (5-5, 4.34) with the first pitch scheduled for 12:20 pm.
NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry the broadcast of the game.
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