Phillies vs. Braves – Game Recap – September 17, 2022

ATLANTA — — Ronald Acuña Jr. was excited that the Atlanta Braves seemed to be at full power as they try and win a fifth straight division title.

Not so quick.

Second baseman Ozzie Albies, considered one of Acuña’s shut associates on the crew, suffered a damaged finger and can miss the remainder of the common season, if no more.

“Obviously it is nice that we obtained the win — that is a very powerful factor — nevertheless it’s actually unhappy that Ozzie damage himself once more,” Acuña through a translator. “We want him. Like I mentioned, it is actually unhappy.”

Acuña homered and drove in 4 runs off Aaron Nola and flashed some fancy protection in proper area, lifting the Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night time.

The victory was dampened due to a damaged proper pinky finger sustained by Albies, who was injured sliding head-first safely into second base within the fourth inning. Albies, a two-time All-Star, had simply returned from an 81-sport absence Friday due to a damaged left foot.

“I hate it for him as a result of my coronary heart breaks for him,” supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned. “After the whole lot he went by to get again right here after which have that occur, God it is horrible for him. He was having a lot enjoyable, being the outdated Oz, taking part in ball. What he likes to do.”

Acuña went deep for the second straight sport, making it 2-0 within the third and tagging Nola for a two-run double within the fourth. He ran ahead and stretched out to strand the bases loaded by robbing Bryce Harper of additional bases within the fifth with Atlanta main 4-0.

“Things are going to return to regular,” Acuña mentioned. “I hope to maintain feeling good.”

Atlanta improved to 67-28 since June 1, finest within the majors over that span. The defending World Series champion Braves remained one sport behind the New York Mets within the NL East. They have gained seven straight at house.

The Phillies are 59-34 since June 1, the fifth-finest successful proportion over that very same span, however they misplaced their third straight after successful 5 in a row.

Nola (9-12) retired 5 of the primary six batters he confronted, the one blemish a one-out double by Travis d’Arnaud within the second, however he walked Albies to start the third and paid for it when Acuña hit an reverse -field shot 427 toes to proper-middle. Nola escaped additional injury when he obtained Michael Harris II to fly out to strand the bases loaded.

He bumped into extra hassle within the fourth. William Contreras and Albies began with singles and superior on a flyout earlier than Acuña made it 4-0 with a double down the left-area line. Albies stayed within the sport to run the bases however left within the prime of the fifth when Vaughn Grissom took over at second.

“I had guys on base within the third and fourth inning and Ronald hit a fastball away from the other area,” Nola mentioned. “He put a great swing on it. Those two innings there, I damage myself letting the leadoff man get on. Other than that, I felt fairly good.”

Nola, making his two hundredth profession begin, set down his final 11 hitters — putting out the final three. He gave up 4 runs and 7 hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings.

“It was a battle all night time lengthy,” Philadelphia interim supervisor Rob Thomson mentioned. “He saved going. Seven strong innings. He saved us within the sport. Fought like hell, and I’m pleased with him.”

The Phillies scored to make it 4-1 within the fifth in opposition to Atlanta starter Jake Odorizzi when Bryson Stott walked, superior to 3rd on a single and crossed the plate on Matt Vierling’s sacrifice fly, sliding head-first throughout the plate to narrowly beat Acuña’s throw. . Dylan Lee (4-1) gave up Kyle Schwarber’s single and walked Alec Bohm to load the bases for Harper, however Acuña ended the menace together with his nifty catch.

Philadelphia trimmed the result in 4-2 within the seventh when Stott singled off Collin McHugh and scored from first on Vierling’s double. The Phillies made it 4-3 within the eighth in opposition to Raisel Iglesias on Bryson Stott’s RBI.

Braves nearer Kenley Jansen confronted the minimal within the ninth for his thirty fourth save in 41 possibilities.

Odorizzi retired the primary 10 batters he confronted with 5 strikeouts. He gave up two hits and one run in 4 2/3 innings.

The Braves have gained 10 of their final 13 video games in opposition to Philadelphia at house, outscoring the Phillies 71-43. Overall the Braves are 31-17 in opposition to Philadelphia at Truist Park, which opened in 2017.

But they’re going to have to maneuver ahead with out Albies.

“He means quite a bit,” Acuña mentioned. “He’s a pacesetter on this crew. We want him. I’m simply actually unhappy for what occurred.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Zack Wheeler will begin Wednesday in opposition to Toronto as he returns from forearm tendinitis. … 1B Rhys Hoskins took batting observe within the cage and grounders to check his sore proper hand. Interim supervisor Rob Thomson mentioned he could be accessible to pinch-hit if the swelling went down, however Hoskins wasn’t wanted. Thomson anticipates Hoskins might be again within the lineup Sunday. … INF Edmundo Sosa (hamstring) is anticipated to spend three weeks on the injured checklist.

LOTS OF FANS

The Braves introduced a crowd of 42,542, the thirty seventh sellout of the season.

UP NEXT

Braves RHP Spencer Strider (10-5, 2.72 ERA) will face Phillies LHP Bailey Falter (5-3, 3.80) because the groups conclude a 3-sport sequence.

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