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MLB · 2 months ago

Phillies Down Braves in Exciting Extra-Inning Affair



Phillies Down Braves in Exciting Extra-Inning Affair

The MLB scene witnessed a thrilling game yesterday as the Philadelphia Phillies took on the Atlanta Braves. Here’s the full rundown of that electrifying match-up.

Philadelphia snatched a victory in the rubber match, securing the series against the Braves. This recent win for the Phils comes as the Braves grapple with a rocky performance lately, having lost five of their last six games. Notably, the Braves clinched the division against Philly in Philadelphia just last week. 

Yesterday’s game set the pulse racing. The Phils took an early lead, being up 4-0 by the end of the fourth inning. However, the Braves, showcasing the spirit of champions, mounted a comeback and pushed the game into extra innings. 

There was a moment when all seemed bleak for the Phils. The bottom of the ninth inning saw a tie, and it appeared the Phillies were on the verge of a devastating loss. Blowing a 4-0 lead, especially with one of your aces on the mound, is always a bitter pill to swallow. But the Phillies held their nerve.

Aaron Nola delivered a commendable performance from the mound for Philly, pitching six innings, conceding six hits, two earned runs, and finishing with eight strikeouts. While the Phillies’ bullpen had its shaky moments, the Braves’ bullpen stood out. After Bryce Elder gave up four runs in four innings, the bullpen ensured there was no further damage, maintaining the pressure on the Phillies.

However, the star of the game was undeniably Bryson Stott. With two outs, Stott hit a laser down the left-field line, bringing in two runs. Notably, this came right after the Braves walked the preceding batter, hoping to face Stott instead. And in baseball, as they say, that’s how you make your opponents pay.

While the Braves might not have much at stake at this juncture, the Phillies are battling for the coveted top wild-card position.

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