Wheeler’s hand, the strength of Hoskins Phyllis’s bat past Braves, 7-3 | Sports
ATLANTA (AP) – Zach Wheeler made 6 2/3 strong innings with a high 10 knockouts of the season, Rhys Hoskins knocked out three early series doubles, and the Philadelphia Phillies won the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Monday night.
The teams started the day with an equal second place in the division, eight games away from the leader, and have not met since Sept. 30, when reigning World Series champion Braves won to win his fourth consecutive NL East title.
Wheeler (3-3) has improved to 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA with 40 rebounds in his last five starts. Last year, which took second place in the Sai Young Award, two or fewer launches were allowed in four of them. Wheeler, who has given up eight strokes and two runs without walks, has a 3-2 of 1.79 ERAs in six starts against Atlanta since the start of last season.
Kyle Schwarber went on to start second and advanced in JT Realmuto’s single and Roman Quinn’s walk. Hoskins hit a gap in the center right to clear the base and put it ahead 3-0. Of Hoskins ’35 hits this season, 16 were on additional bases.
Phyllis increased the lead in the third standings with three more runs, increasing 6-0 to Realmouth’s triple RBI and Quinn’s double twice. Atlanta starter Tucker Davidson (1-1) received four strokes, five runs and four moves in 2 2/3 innings. RBI single Jean Segura made it 7-0 in the fourth.
Wheeler scored 11 results in a row before Austin Riley doubled in the fifth and scored a goal in the Danesby Swanson single to reduce the lead to 7-1. RBI Riley’s single in the seventh was 7-2.
Among all the pitchers who have had at least 45 innings against one opponent since the beginning of 2020, Wheeler started the game with a 1.75 ERA against Atlanta, which is ranked second in the major tournaments after Adam Wainwright of St. Louis, who has an ERA of 0 , 55 v. Pittsburgh.
Quinn easily threw William Contreras out of the center field with two hoppers on a plate in the first when Contreras tried to score from the second on Marcel Ozuna’s single. Wheeler struck Matt Olson off the runner on third to finish the half.
Ozzy Albi RBI of Atlanta in the singles finished the result in the eighth from Conor Brogdan, making the score 7-3.
Phyllis closer to Corey Knebel faced a low in the ninth in a no-save situation.
Braves RF Ronald Acuna Jr. has safely scored in 29 games in a row, making it the longest active series in major tournaments, dating back to June 25 last year. During the series, he started the game with 0.414 percent from base. In 2019, he spent the best of his 32 games.
Braves manager Brian Snitker made several changes to the squad, scoring Contreras second and for the first time in his career playing catcher on the left field, dropping Olson from second to fifth, Albis – sixth and Riley – seventh. The foursome teamed up to get 6 on 15.
Philadelphia SS Didi Gregorius (left knee dislocation) is making little progress, but the team has no immediate schedule for his return. “Tomorrow he will do everything again, and then we will make an assessment,” said manager Joe Girardi. “The hoop he needs to go through is a blow. Rotation on the back knee, that’s the thing. “
LHP Braves Max Fried (4-2, 3.31 ERA) will face RHP Kyle Gibson (3-2, 3.98) when the teams play Tuesday in the second series of four games. Fried is 4-3 with an 4.01 ERA in eight career starts and six relief appearances against Phyllis. Gibson is 1-1 with a 4.73 ERA in two career starts against Atlanta.