“I’m going to get on my mom after that. She can’t be doing that,” he said, laughing. “It feels good to look up and see my mom in the stands. That’s a beautiful woman right there. I just thank her all the time for supporting me.”
The Braves took out the frustration of a season’s worth of defeats on Philadelphia over the first three innings, scoring eight runs. Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer off Jerad Eickhoff (4-8) in the first.
Eickhoff left the game in the third inning because of tingling in his right arm.
Phillies rookie Rhys Hoskins singled in each game to extend his hitting streak to 12. His streak of an RBI in six straight games ended in the first game.
Put me in, coach
Freddy Galvis, one of the best defensive shortstops in the majors and Gold Glove finalist in 2016, made his first career start in CF in Game 2. Galvis played 10 games in LF in 2013 and had started every game at SS this season.
Braves: C Tyler Flowers was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left wrist contusion. The Braves called up Freitas from Triple- A Gwinnett and designated RHP Enrique Burgos for assignment.
Inciarte has 172 hits overall. He’s trying to become the first Brave with 200 hits in a season since Marquis Grissom had 207 in 1996. He joined Hank Aaron
The Phillies have 83 losses and need to win 14 of the remaining 30 games to avoid their first 100-loss season since 1961.
Braves: LHP Sean Newcomb (2-7, 4.36 ERA) takes the mound for the start of a four-game series at the Cubs today.
Phillies: RHP Ben Lively ( 1- 5, 4.36) starts the opener of a four- game series at Miami today.