Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, July 27, 2012 7:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski,
Attendance - 42239

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 45-55 21-29 24-26 L1
Atlanta 55-44 25-24 30-20 W3

Recap


Braves 6, Phillies 1: Brian McCann belted a three-run homer and Ben Sheets won his third consecutive start, lifting host Atlanta to a victory in the series opener and ending Philadelphia’s four-game winning streak.

Chipper Jones went 2-for-4 for the Braves, who won their third in a row and sixth in nine games. McCann launched a three-run homer in the fifth, the sixth consecutive game against Philadelphia in which the Atlanta catcher has homered.

In his first start since signing a six-year, $144-million deal, Philadelphia's Cole Hamels (11-5) struggled with his control. The left-hander walked a career-high six in five innings, allowing five runs (three earned) and four hits with seven strikeouts.

Sheets (3-0) allowed six hits and one run in six innings, walking one and striking out four. He worked out of sixth-inning trouble, leaving two runners stranded.

Sheets also factored in Atlanta’s two-run second. Philadelphia third baseman Mike Fontenot booted Sheets’ bases-loaded grounder with two outs, allowing Freddie Freeman to score to tie the game at 1-1. Former Phillie Michael Bourn followed with a single to left, driving home Dan Uggla to make it 2-1 Atlanta.

In the fifth, McCann connected on his 17th homer of the season, a towering blast to dead center that scored Jason Heyward and Jones to push Atlanta’s lead to 5-1.

Philadelphia’s Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a single to right. Shane Victorino drove home Rollins with a double to the right-center field gap.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rollins and Victorino each finished with two hits. … Atlanta improved to 25-24 at home. … Jones has a base hit in 23 of his past 25 games. … Hamels had previously walked five hitters in a game three times. … The Braves are 5-2 against the Phillies this season. … Atlanta SS Paul Janish and Freeman each walked three times.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   Atlanta
Cole Hamels Player Ben Sheets
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.0
7 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 6
5.40 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Philadelphia   Atlanta
Jimmy Rollins Player Chipper Jones
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 7 0 10 .206 13 9 1 3 2 2
Atlanta 5 1 10 .167 17 9 5 8 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Braves have a W/L % of .630 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Phillies have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .389 after a loss.