Dang! Ain’t winning fun? The Braves blew several chances to blow the game wide open, but so did the Phillies. Atlanta’s 2-0 victory produced a series sweep and extended the Braves winning streak to six games.
Julio Teheran was near perfect through four and perfectly lucky in innings five and six, as he made Matt Kemp’s second inning leadoff solo home run stand up for a 1-0 lead. The Phillies loaded the bases in both the fifth and sixth, but Julio escaped.
Freddie Freeman’s 29th homer leading off the eighth provided a little insurance, and Ian Krol and Jim Johnson breezed through the final two frames, striking out five of the six hitters they faced.
The six game streak came against the Padres and Phillies. Keeping it going against the Nationals will be more of a test. Enjoy the train ride to Washington, guys.