Following yet another rain delay, the Braves jumped all over the Phillies and coasted to a 6-3 win Wednesday night. Here are three observations from the game:
1. The Braves did not give John Lannan a chance to get comfortable
When it comes to scoring in the first two innings of ballgames, the Braves have not exactly been world-beaters this season, saving the majority of their fireworks for the eighth, fifth and third innings. Of the 30 MLB teams, Atlanta ranked 13th in first-inning runs scored and second-to-last in second-inning runs scored enter Wednesday night's game.
But that was not the case against Philadelphia starter John Lannan, who piled on to his hideous month of August (17 runs allowed in 10 23 innings) by giving up five runs in the first two innings.
Lannan left the game in the second inning with the bases loaded due to a knee injury, but Phillies reliever Zach Miner could not get him out of the jam: giving up a sac fly to Freddie Freeman and a two-RBI single to Chr...