Phillies 7, Braves 3
Game 25 - Friday Night, April 27th in Philadelphia
Record - 16-9, 2nd place, 1/2 game behind the Mets
One Sentence Summary: Odubel Herrera homered twice and Aaron Nola held the Braves in check in this 7-3 victory.
What It Means: The Phillies and Mets are matching wins and losses so far this week, meaning the Phillies continue to hold steady at a half game behind the first place Mets in the division.
What Happened: Nola pitched seven innings on the way to his third win of the season, allowing three runs on seven hits. All three runs allowed came in a shaky first inning for Nola. Tommy Hunter and Hector Neris pitched the last two uneventful, scoreless innings. Herrera hit a three-run in the first to tie up the score and a solo home run in the sixth to give the Phils the lead for good.
Jorge Alfaro went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs, including a two-run home run in the seventh.
Featured Card: When Herrera goes on these hot streaks, he's a lot of fun to watch. This is 1969 Topps-inspired card from this year's Topps Heritage offering.