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Game 24 - Sunday Night, August 23rd in Atlanta
Record - 10-14, 5th Place, 4 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: With a dramatic play at the plate to end the game, the Phillies held on to defeat the Braves, 5-4.
What It Means: The bullpen didn't implode!
What Happened: Heath Hembree, in his Phillies debut, and Tommy Hunter combined for 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief before turning the game over to new closer Brandon Workman with the Phillies leading 5-3. Workman allowed a pair of runners to reach and surrendered a double to Freddie Freeman that scored a run. But a relay throw from Roman Quinn to Didi Gregorius to Andrew Knapp at home cut down Dansby Swanson, preserving the lead and ending the game. The play unexpectedly earned a Topps Now card for Knapp.
Alec Bohm crushed his first big league home run in the second, with Rhys Hoskins and Gregorius following with home runs in the third. Andrew McCutchen drove home a much-needed insurance run with a single scoring Bohm in the fourth.
Featured Card: Bohm's homer was hit off Josh Tomlin an estimated 446 feet to dead center and into a pond beyond the outfield wall. The Braves fished out the ball for Bohm and it was presented to him following the game in a cup of water.
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