Spencer Strider turned in one other spectacular efficiency and the Atlanta Braves accomplished a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies with a 5-2 win Sunday afternoon at Truist Park.
The Phillies made Strider work early, however he was nonetheless capable of maintain them off the scoreboard. Strider walked Kyle Schwarber to steer off the sport, however then retired the following three hitters so as, together with back-to-back strikeouts of Rhys Hoskins and Bryce Harper. Strider once more walked the leadoff man within the second, issuing a free cross to Brandon Marsh, however once more retired the following three hitters so as.
Strider struck out Garrett Stubbs to begin the third, however then walked Schwarber once more. However, he obtained Hoskins and Harper to pop out to finish the inning. Strider did not permit a success however nonetheless wanted 60 pitches to navigate the primary three innings.
Bailey Falter wanted simply 22 pitches to get by way of the primary two innings, retiring the primary six Braves hitters he confronted. Michael Harris II greeted him with a 110.6 mph double into the right-center hole to begin the third. Harris moved over to 3rd on a fly out by Marcell Ozuna after which got here in to attain on a double by Robbie Grossman to place Atlanta up 1-0.
(*10*)Alec Bohm reached on a two-base error by Austin Riley to begin the fourth, however Strider locked in and struck out Marsh, Jean Segura and Bryson Stott to go away the runner stranded.
Strider began the fifth by putting out Nick Maton for his 2 hundredth strikeout of the season. He is the primary Braves rookie pitcher since Kid Nichols in 1890 to tally a minimum of 200 strikeouts.
Strider obtained Stubbs to pop out after which completed off the inning with a strikeout of Schwarber. Atlanta threatened within the backside half of the inning, however once more was unable to money in. Ozuna led off the inning with a single, however was erased on a fielder’s alternative off the bat of Grossman that just about became a two-on scenario as a result of the ball was kicked round by Stott within the infield. Acuña popped out for the second out earlier than Dansby Swanson singled to place runners on the corners. The Phillies went to the bullpen and introduced in Andrew Bellatti, who struck out Austin Riley trying to go away the runners stranded.
Strider got here again out to begin the sixth and struck out Hoskins after which obtained Harper to floor out. Bohm then jumped on a primary pitch slider and drove it out to heart for a solo shot to tie the sport. Harris virtually made an incredible, homer-robbing catch, however over-extended his arm and had the ball bounce off his heel. Strider obtained Marsh to floor out to finish the inning.
It was one more glorious efficiency by Strider, who allowed simply the homer and struck out 10 over six innings. He threw 106 pitches, notched his 2 hundredth strikeout of the season and had his sixth double-digit strikeout sport of the season.
The sport did not keep tied for lengthy, as William Contreras took a 3-2 pitch from Phillies reliever Connor Brogdon and drove it over the wall in left for his nineteenth residence run of the season to place the Braves again in entrance 2-1 within the backside of the sixth.
Tyler Matzek took over on the mound within the seventh and allowed a single by Jean Segura to steer off the inning. He then struck out Stott for the primary out, however walked pinch-hitter JT Realmuto to place runners at first and second. After a go to by pitching coach Rick Kranitz, Matzek struck out pinch-hitter Matt Vierling after which obtained Schwarber to fly out to Harris in shallow heart on the primary pitch to convey the inning to an finish.
The Braves struck for an insurance coverage run towards the Phillies bullpen within the residence half of the inning when Grossman despatched a pitch from Sam Coonrod into the Chop House seats to increase the result in 3-1.
Atlanta wasn’t completed, as Acuña adopted with a double to the left subject nook after which got here round to attain on a single by Riley to make it 4-1.
AJ Minter allowed a two-out single to Bohm within the eighth, however obtained Marsh to fly out to finish the inning. Atlanta added one other run within the backside half of the inning. Vaughn Grissom singled with one out off Phillies nearer David Robertson however was erased on a fielder’s alternative off the bat of Harris. Marcell Ozuna adopted with a double to the left subject nook and Harris scored all the best way from first to make it 5-1. Jesse Chavez allowed a solo residence run to Realmuto within the ninth to spherical out the scoring.
With the win, the Braves enhance to 91-55 on the season. They will proceed their homestand on Monday after they start a three-game collection towards the Washington Nationals.