Braves 2, Phillies 1
Game 155 - Sunday Afternoon, September 23rd in Atlanta
Record - 78-77, 2nd place, 9 1/2 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: Aaron Nola was saddled with the loss after reaching the 200 inning plateau for the season.
What It Means: A funny thing happened during the final week of the regular season and in the midst of the final Phillies free fall of 2018. I stopped wanting to write about them every day, so I stopped. I'm a week behind with these now way-outdated game summary posts but in the interest of having a complete record of this painful season, I'm going to power through. I'll most likely do this in small doses.
This win completed the four-game series sweep by the Braves.
What Happened: Nola allowed two runs on four hits in his six inning outing. The lone Phillies run came on a Scott Kingery solo home run (8) in the 3rd.
Featured Card: This is one of the many short-printed "base variations" to be found within the Topps flagship set this year, featuring a different photo than that used for the non-short-printed base cards. I'd guess this picture is a few years' old given the short length of Nola's hair.