Not a lot to say about tonight’s game. The Braves jumped out early, with Freddie Freeman launching a three run homer off Braves nemesis Kyle Kendrick in the top of the first, then doubling home Andrelton Simmons in the top of the second. Kendrick settled down after that and pitched well enough to win, but didn’t because the Braves pitcher was just a bit better.
Julio Teheran went seven innings, running into trouble in the 4th, giving up a lead off triple to Ben Revere, who scored on a Jimmy Rollins groundout. A Simba error led to the second Phillie run, as Ryan Howard had hit a double play grounder, but The Defense rested, and didn’t catch the throw to force Chase Utley.
Evan Gattis left after striking out in the first with some sort of muscle cramp, and Gerald Laird spent the next nine innings chasing various pitches to the backstop.
With the Natspos losing to the Cubs, the Braves climbed back into a tie atop the NL East. The teams play a split doubleheader tomorrow.