Braves 2, Phillies 1
Game 15 - Monday Night, April 16th in Atlanta
Record - 9-6, Tied for 2nd place, 3 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Odubel Herrera homered but also made a few mental mistakes in this game as the Phils lost to the Braves, 2-1.
What It Means: The six-game winning streak is over.
What Happened: Herrera homered (1) in the first but then was called out at second in the third inning when he failed to slide trying to stretch a single. Aaron Nola allowed both Braves runs in his six innings of work.
Featured Card: There's rarely a reason to feature a middle reliever in these game summary posts, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to give Victor Arano the spotlight. Arano is featured on a triple prospect card in the 2018 Topps Heritage set along with J.P. Crawford and Yacksel Rios, and he also received his first team-issued photo card in this year's team set. The card here is his first Phillies card in my collection, from the 2015 Bowman Chrome release.
Arano pitched two perfect innings in this game, adding to the 5 1/3 perfect innings he had already thrown in 2018. He finished 2017 with two perfect innings. Nine of the 22 outs he's recorded this season have come by strikeout.