The Braves jumped out to a 6 – 0 lead to help Kyle Wright to his 20th win and cut the Mets division lead to 1.5 games.
The Braves opened the scoring in the top of the 2nd, after a Travis d’Arnaud double and a Vaughn Grissom single. William Contreras added his 20th homer of the season in the 3rd, and the Braves put it away with 4 in the 4th. Michael Harris II had the big blow with a 2-run homer to left.
Wright held the Phillies hitless for 5 innings, but at 81 pitches, there was no real drama regarding any complete game happening. The Phillies made the no-hit bid moot anyway after 1 out. A double by Rhys Hoskins and a Bryce Harper homer cut the lead to 6 – 2 and ended Wright’s day after 5 1/3 and 97 pitches.
It’s incredibly hard.Wash
Austin Riley, filling in at first to give Matt Olson a day off, made his 2nd error of the day leading off the 7th, and it led to an unearned run charged to Raisel Iglesias. The error also led to the eventual tying run coming to the plate with two out, but A.J. Minter was able to strike out Hoskins after a long foul ball just missed tying the game.
Money Mike and Wild Bill each ended with 3 hits and 2 RBIs. The Braves outhit the Phillies 14 – 3.
In Oakland, the Mets lost 10 – 4. Jacob deGrom pitched like some kind of human person, allowing 5 earned runs in 4 innings.
Do not go gentle into that good ninth. The Braves should burn their pen at close of day; Rage, rage against the punting of the fight. Though wise men at their end know to pull Wright, Because their bats had corked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good ninth. Olson, the pitch waved at, crying how bright His deeds danced in a California bay, Rage, rage against the punting of the fight. Wild Bill who caught, and drove the ball in flight And threw, too late, but heaved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good ninth. Grossman, near waived, who now hits pitchers-right Blind eyes could be lased like Rosarioâ€™s after May, Rage, rage against the punting of the fight. And you, dear Snitker, there on the sad height, Curse, bless me now with your ejection, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good ninth. Rage, rage against the punting of the fight.
The Braves will try to split the series on Sunday; Charlie Morton vs. Kyle Gibson scheduled at 1:05 Eastern.