Maybe the rain delay help wash away the misery the Atlanta Braves were feeling in Philadelphia. The Braves won for the first time this afternoon in the city of brotherly love. Coming into today’s first game of the doubleheader with the Philadelphia Phillies the Braves had only won twice against their division rivals. The Braves ended their losing streak in Philadelphia and Brandon Phillips picked up 2,000 career hits this afternoon.
Ender Inciatre went 5 for 5 at the plate and picked up an incredible 4 RBIs. His day at the plate was pretty spectacular considering the troubles the Braves have had against the Phillies this season. The Braves offense got the early runs for their starting pitcher R.A. Dickey. Dickey pitched 8 strong innings in today’s contest and only allowing 1 run. The Braves offense looked very good in the first game of two games today and gave the Braves bullpen a much needed rest.
Freddie Freeman got the game started the right way and hit his massive homerun in the first inning to the second deck of Citizens Bank Park. Freeman ended his 11 at bat hitless streak in a big way. The Braves offense was extremely productive today and they look to continue that streak in game 2 of the series. After the 2nd game ends tonight the Braves are headed to Chicago with a 4 game series with the Cubs.
Julio Teheran will start the second game beginning very soon. Teheran hopes to leave Philadelphia with a win and the Braves look to win their 2nd game of the doubleheader. Every hitter in the starting lineup got at least 1 hit today except starting catcher Kurt Suzuki. Ozzie Albies will get the opportunity to hit 2nd in the lineup in the second game today. The first game started with a bang and the Braves hope their winning ways continue today in Philadelphia. GO BRAVES!!!!!