Phillies Opposition Roadblock: Atlanta Braves

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Jun 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera (37) celebrates his RBI double during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Giants, 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera (37) celebrates his RBI double during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Giants, 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera (37) celebrates his RBI double during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Giants, 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 4, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Odubel Herrera (37) celebrates his RBI double during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Giants, 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

Phillies baseball has become a chore to watch

Winning baseball. It is something we had become unaccustomed to over the last month. It was nice to see some of the bats come back to life. The pitching was suspect at moments aside from a positive performance from Ben Lively. It was a nice momentum builder heading on their first trip to the new stadium in Atlanta.

The Giants offense did not appear to be as bad as I originally thought in the first game of the series. It did not take long to realize just who they actually were though. Posey was 3-11 in the series with one RBI in yesterday’s high-scoring affair. He walked twice and struck out twice as well. The Phillies did a nice job holding him at bay in high-impact situations.

Phils Grade: B+

Johnny Cueto did his typical thing on Saturday afternoon. He went six innings, but threw too many pitches to get deeper into a game he was seemingly dominating. He walked no one, while striking out nine Phillies. His three earned runs were the most he gave up since the middle of May. The Phils were able to grind him out for the 112 pitches that pushed him out of the game.

Phils Grade: B+

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