The Braves routed the Phillies 13-4 Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Kyle Kendrick's success against the Braves came to screeching halt
The Phillies' 28-year-old righty entered Saturday night's game boasting excellent career numbers against his division rivals. He was 7-1 with a 2.86 ERA versus the Braves. Over the course of 85 innings pitched, he had allowed Atlanta batters just 20 extra-base hits on a .241 batting average.
But for the first time since 2008, the Braves handed Kendrick a loss -- and they did it in painful, painful fashion.
Behind Andrelton Simmons, Jason Heyward and Brian McCann, the Braves posted their highest-scoring game of the year off Kendrick and his fellow Phillies pitchers. Atlanta ran up 13 runs on 19 hits, including three home runs (Simmons, Heyward, Dan Uggla).
Kendrick never found a comfort zone and finished with a final line of five innings pitched, 12 hits allowed, six earned runs, t...