We really could have used that win. With four games coming up against the Cubs and White Sox (the one Cubs game is a make-up of the rainout), the Braves would have done well to avoid getting swept by the Phillies, who are not good.
It started out fine. Tyrell Jenkins still wasn’t striking anyone out, but he kept the Phillies scoreless until the 5th. After Frenchy needed to throw a runner out at the plate to keep the game scoreless, Jenkins cleared the pitcher, and Snitker decided to go to the pen. Jenkins had thrown 64 pitches, and was mostly around the plate throwing almost 2/3 strikes, but Snitker decided to preserve his confidence, perhaps. He went to Ian Krol to get a lefty-on-lefty matchup with Odubel Herrera, but the lone Phillies All-Star plated the run. Perhaps Snit thought that Jenkins wasnât fully stretched out, and 64 pitches was about all he was comfortable with.
The Braves took the lead the next inning, gave it up, and then took it again in the 8th. Snitker then made another interesting move bringing in Arodys Vizcaino to begin the 8th. Now, the Phillies did have 4-5-6 up, so perhaps it was Snitker going for the Fireman role for Arodys. At any rate, Arodys walks the first guy, gives up a seeing-eye single, gets a double-play, and then Freddy Galvis deposited one in the right field seats. That’s your ballgame.
Adonis Garcia had three hits to prove he was still alive. No other Brave had more than one hit.
As previously mentioned, the Braves have one against the Cubs and then three against the White Sox.
And we suck.