Braves 5, Phillies 1
Game 34 - Wednesday Night, May 11th in Atlanta
Record - 19-15, 3rd place, 2 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: The Phillies dropped a forgettable game in Atlanta, 5-1.
What It Means: This one was a clunker from start to finish. I expected a whole lot more games like this in 2016, and it's nice that there haven't been very many of these games for the Phillies so far this season.
What Happened: The offense managed four hits, including a solo home run from Ryan Howard. They were completely baffled by Braves pitcher Williams Perez, who was making an emergency start after the scheduled starter (Jhoulys Chacin) was traded to the Angels. Jared Eickhoff couldn't escape the fifth inning, going 4 1/3 innings and allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits.
Featured Card: The Phillies have had six players with the surname of Williams in franchise history - Cy, George, Jerome, Mike, Mitch and Walt. They've had four players with the surname of Perez - Juan, Tomas, Tony and Yorkis. And now you know.
Recently added to The Phillies Room - 2016 Season Summary page with game results and links to game summary posts.