The Association of Ancient Regurgitant Phillies has come to Atlanta to confront the very young Braves. Going to extra innings in such event should benefit the younger crowd, but it didn’t.
Julio Teheran was great. 6 K’s, No BB’s, 8 IP. Ryan Howard hit one solo shot. He is wretched against lefthanders and barely playable against righthanders, but Howard still seems to kill the Braves. And thus it stayed for a long time. This was not a hibernation game. A great pitcher in Cole Hamels was on his game. And, he tends to be a little better against the Braves.
Justin Upton and Andrellton Simmons got the one run to tie in the 9th. Many opportunities to break through, but it went to 13 tied 1 to 1. Bullpen was great, until Hale came in in the 13th. He gave up 5, but only 2 were “earned.”
Seemed kind of like Saturday’s game, didn’t it?
I am closer to “Phillie age” than “Braves age” and these extra innings sessions are killing me.