Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Estabrook, First Base - James Hoye, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Jim Reynolds,
Attendance - 21640

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 11 0
Atlanta 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 12-12 5-5 7-7 W2
Atlanta 14-10 7-4 7-6 L2

Recap

Phillies 4, Braves 2: Philadelphia broke through against ordinarily untouchable Atlanta reliever Jonny Venters and held on for a big road win to gain ground in the National League East. 

The Phillies made up a game on Atlanta and division leader Washington, which lost 5-1 to Arizona.

Ty Wigginton put the Phillies ahead 2-0 with a two-run single in the top of the fourth, but Brian McCann's home run in the bottom of the inning and Juan Francisco's sacrifice fly in the sixth pulled the Braves even.

Philadelphia rallied in the eighth against Venters (2-1), who had not allowed a run in nine appearances this season before giving up two runs and four hits in 2/3 of an inning. John Mayberry scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch, and Hunter Pence drove in an insurance run with an RBI single.

Antonio Bastardo (1-1) struck out one in a perfect seventh for the win, and Jonathan Papelbon worked a perfect ninth for his ninth save. Phillies starter Cole Hamels allowed two runs on six hits and struck out six over six innings. 

Braves starter Brandon Beachy posted his fourth straight quality start, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wigginton has hit safely in 15 of the past 16 games. He had his 13-game hitting streak snapped against the Cubs Sunday. … Braves OF Jason Heyward missed a second consecutive game with a sore right oblique. … Hamels has 27 strikeouts in 27 innings over his past four starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Atlanta
Cole Hamels Player Brandon Beachy
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 5
3.00 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Philadelphia   Atlanta
Hunter Pence Player Freddie Freeman
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 11 0 14 .306 8 4 3 0 1 0
Atlanta 8 1 11 .242 12 9 2 3 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Braves have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Phillies have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.