Phillies 10, Braves 5
Game 70 - Wednesday Afternoon, June 18th in Atlanta
Record - 32-38, 4th Place, 5 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: The offense exploded against the Braves, as the Phillies won 10-5 behind a season-high 18 hits.
What It Means: I'll admit it. It was pretty cool to sweep the Braves and feel like maybe, just maybe, the Phillies aren't completely out of this thing yet.
What Happened: Five different Phillies enjoyed three-hit games - Cesar Hernandez, Wil Nieves, Ryan Howard, Marlon Byrd and Domonic Brown. Byrd and John Mayberry, Jr. each knocked in three runs a piece.
Featured Card: Nieves has done a nice job this year as Carlos Ruiz's back-up. Unfortunately, he came up lame in the ninth while running out a ground rule double. Nieves has had one Phillies card so far this year, and his best chance at receiving a standard sized Phillies card will come when the Topps Update set is released.