Found August 15, 2013 on
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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...
BEST OF MAXIM
John Lannan hid behind his black glove. The soundtrack for his Wednesday start the Braves' trademark Tomahawk Chop looped yet again. Pitching coach Rich Dubee sensed trouble in the second inning of a 6-3 Phillies loss and that is when Lannan's night ended because of a knee injury.
Later he spoke with despair. He may have thrown his final pitch for the Phillies.
Philadelphia Phillies (53-66) vs Atlanta Braves (73-47)
John Lannan (3-5, 4.81) vs Brandon Beachy (1-0, 5.00)
Time: 7:10, Turner Field
Weather: 73, cloudy, chance of later thunderstorms
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phils look to win the series from the first-place Braves in Atlanta. This one looks like it will start right around 9:00 PM tonight.
The Philadelphia Phillies’ rotation took another blow last
night, as the team watched starting pitcher John Lannan exit their contest
against the Atlanta Braves before getting through the second inning. Following
Lannan’s early exit, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the
right-hander’s issue could be structural, which could require season-ending
After a rain delay of about an hour and 50 minutes, the expectations for John Lannan, coming off a recent string of underwhelming performances, probably weren't very high. He still probably fell short of them in an injury-shortened start Wednesday night as the Phillies fell behind Atlanta early en-route to...
John Lannan looks to rebound today from two less than inspiring outings, the last which was particularly awful. The past two games the Braves have been limited in the run scoring department which is normally their speciality so a good outing from Lannan would appear essential tonight. The Braves did...
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Domonic Brown was the lone highlight tonight. (Photo: AP)
Following an hour and 48 minute rain delay, the Phillies took the field and got to doing what they do best–losing baseball games. This time, it was 6-3, but the score hardly matters. Another notch in the loss column, making it 19 losses in their last 24 games.
In a game that also featured a stoppage for bats and an injury...
FOX Sports South.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to get the latest on the Braves.
FOX SPORTS SOUTH: Let's focus on Brandon Beachy, who has back-to-back wins in which he's allowed a combined two earned runs. How have you seen him progress over his four starts since returning from Tommy John surgery?
CHIP CARAY: I think confidence is a big factor for...
The Philadelphie Phillies continue to toil in the depths of the National League East. In a division and a year where they were supposed to be relatively competitive, the Phillies find themselves closer to the the last place Marlins than even being a .500 team. Maybe they can blame it on the injuries, because with every bit of good news comes some more bad news.
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During the second inning of Braves-Phillies, with Brandon Beachy on the mound and two outs, play was temporarily halted, so officials could safely discard...
Chris Johnson drove in three runs, Jason Heyward homered and Brandon Beachy pitched six strong innings to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Wednesday night.
The Braves have won two straight and 17 of 19 to lead the majors with a .612 winning percentage.
Philadelphia, which has lost seven of eight series since All-Star break, has dropped 19 of 23. The...
The Braves and Phillies endured a one hour and 48 minute rain delay for the second time in three days and both watched players leave Wednesday’s game to knee injuries but it was the Braves who built up the biggest head start to overcome the adversity.
That’s a pretty good microcosm of what the Braves have done all season.
They got early momentum on the first leadoff home run...
A batboy in baseball is very familiar when it comes to baseball bats. A large part of his job consists of picking up baseball bats, hence the name batboy. On Wednesday night in Atlanta, though, the Braves’ batboy was introduced to a new kind of bat.
A flying bat — like the actual real-life animal — landed on the infield during the second inning of Atlanta’s game with the...