Phillies flew away with a win against Braves.
The Philadelphia Phillies flew away with a win against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night, 4-3. The Phillies defense and starting pitching did the job of giving their team the victory, while Connor Brogdon provided the offensive firepower with a two-run homer in the 8th inning.
Phillies Pitching Leads the Way
The Phillies pitching staff was in top form on Wednesday night, as starter Spencer Howard went six strong innings with five strikeouts. He was backed up by relief pitcher Sam Coonrod, who got the save in the 9th inning. The pitching staff allowed only three runs, one in the 1st inning and two in the 8th, to the Braves lineup.
Connor Brogdon Provides the Offense
Connor Brogdon provided the offense for the Phillies, hitting a two-run homer in the 8th inning to give the Phillies the lead that they would not relinquish. Brogdon finished the night 1-3 with two runs batted in and a walk.
Phillies Move Into First Place
With the win, the Phillies moved into first place in the NL East, a half-game ahead of the Braves and the Washington Nationals. The two teams will play each other again tomorrow night in Atlanta, so the division race could get even tighter.
- The Phillies pitching staff was excellent on Wednesday night, allowing only three runs.
- Connor Brogdon provided the offense, with a two-run homer in the 8th.
- The win gives the Phillies a half-game lead in the NL East.
The Phillies flew away with a win against the Braves on Wednesday night, and are now in first place in the NL East. With the pitching staff in excellent form, and the offense providing enough firepower to secure the win, the Phillies have sent a message that they can be the team to beat in the division.