Braves 7, Phillies 3
Game 17 - Wednesday Night, April 18th in Atlanta
Record - 10-7, Tied for 2nd place, 3 games behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: New Phillie-killer Ryan Flaherty's three-run home run in the fifth ended up sinking the Phillies, 7-3.
What It Means: Flaherty was released by the Phillies at the end of spring training, and his .365 average currently leads the National League. He added an RBI-single in the eighth. Flaherty's playing time may be limited going forward as the Braves signed Jose Bautista yesterday to eventually serve as their primary third baseman.
What Happened: The home run allowed to Flaherty was Vince Velasquez's only real mistake, as the starter allowed just those three runs in his six innings of work. Hoby Milner allowed three more runs in the eighth. The offense was mostly quiet. Velasquez started the scoring with an RBI-single in the fifth.
Featured Card: The Braves recalled lefty Jesse Biddle from Triple-A Gwinnett before the game, marking the former Phillies prospect's first time on a big league roster. He did not get into this game. The Phillies number one draft pick in 2010 has missed significant time during his career battling injuries and he missed the entire 2016 season following Tommy John surgery. The Phillies Room wishes Biddle nothing but success, unless he's facing the Phillies.