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BRAVES SWEPT BY PHILLIES…AGAIN

Written by Matt Davis on August 10, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves have been swept by the Philadelphia Phillies again.  The Braves dropped the finale of a brief two-game set at SunTrust Park 3-2 to the Phillies on Wednesday night, allowing the Phillies to sweep the series.

Odubel Herrera once again led the charge for Philadelphia with a couple of triples.  The second of those drove Freddy Galvis to homeplate while Herrera scored on a throwing error by Ozzie Albies to give the Phillies a two-run lead in the top of the third inning.

Galvis added an RBI double in the top of the fifth.  Danny Santana drove in a pair of runs for the Braves on a pinch-hit single in the seventh.

Jerad Eickhoff got the win for Philadelphia after giving up two runs and nine hits, walking none and striking out six over six and two-third innings.  Hector Neris was credited with the save.

Sean Newcomb took the loss for Atlanta; he surrendered three runs and five hits, walked one and struck out six in six innings pitched.

The Braves are now 2-11 against the Phillies this season.  Atlanta will have the night off tonight after completing an eight game homestand that left the team with three wins and five losses.  Up next – a match in St. Louis against the Cardinals on Friday night.  First pitch is set for 8:15 pm.  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410.  Air time is 7 pm.

In a minor league update, the Rome Braves fell to the Augusta Greenjackets by a final score 4-1 on Wednesday night in the finale of a three-game set at Augusta, allowing the Greenjackets to take the series 2-1.  The Braves will be in Greenville, SC tonight to take on the Drive at 7:05 pm.

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