Phillies vs. Braves: Who to Watch
Phillies vs. Braves: Who to watch in the division matchup
I would first like to acknowledge Darren Daulton. I was six years old in 1993, but I remember Daulton’s leadership. That Phillies team will live on in infamy in this city, and much of that is credited to Dutch. Rest easy, bro. Thanks for all the memories. Right on…fight on.
As the Phillies trudge their way through the month of August, they meet the team they have had the most success against. Atlanta It has not been a strong recent run for the Braves and that all began with a four game wraparound series in Philadelphia.
When last we met, I chose the obvious Mike Trout as the player the Phillies would have to hold at bay. It did not go well. The star outfielder had five hits (two of them homers) and three walks. He scored four times and knocked in five teammates. He led his team to a sweep and the Phillies had absolutely no answer for his talent.
Phils Grade: F
The Phillies were able to hit Parker Bridwell around quite a bit on Thursday. The four earned runs were the most Bridwell had surrendered since the end of June when he allowed five in a start against Seattle. He has not walked three hitters since July 5th either. The Phils were able to figure him out, but he earned a no decision as Anaheim was able to find a way to win late.
Phils Grade: B+