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By: Rebecca Serad, Sports Talk Philly Staff 

PHILADELPHIA — It wasn't a good day for the Philadelphia Phillies (49-83). They lost both games of today's doubleheader to the Atlanta Braves (59-72). Game one was painful, in more ways than one. The Braves' bats pummeled Phillies pitching and starter Jerad Eickhoff left the game with an injury. It's unclear how severe the injury is at this time. Game two wasn't as painful, but still went down as a loss. Mark Leiter Jr. had a solid start, but the bats didn't back him up. The one positive to come out of both games was Rhys Hoskins. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games and has been one of the only bright spots of this season.

The Braves outscored the Phillies 14-3 in the double-header, which is horrendous to say the least. Outfielder Ender Inciarte was a big contributor to the Braves' success. He had eight hits in the doubleheader. The Phillies, as a team, had 13 hits between the two games. R.A. Dickey and Julio Teheran were both dominant for the Braves, combining for 14.2 IP and 17 SO.

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Game One

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
ATL 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 15 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 0
  • Jerad Eickhoff's line: 2.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR, 4.71 ERA
  • Eickhoff left the game in the third game with nerve irritation in his right hand.
  • Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro has reached base safely in all 12 of his Major League games.
  • Rhys Hoskins extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
  • The Phillies' only 1-2-3 inning was in the eighth.
  • Braves' second baseman Brandon Phillips got his 2,000th career hit: a RBI single in the first inning.
  • Ender Inciarte went 5-5 with four singles, a triple, a walk, four RBI and a run scored for the Braves.
  • The Braves ended their 7 game losing streak against the Phils.

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Game Two

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
ATL 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 13 0
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 1
  • Mark Leiter Jr's line: 6.2 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO, 0 HR, 3.88 ERA
  • Freddy Galvis made his first career start in center field.
  • Rhys Hoskins extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
  • Braves' catcher David Freitas got his first Major League hit, a RBI double, in the fourth inning.
  • The Phillies struck out 13 times.

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What's Next

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017: at Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
    • Marlins Park
    • RHP Ben Lively (1-5, 4.36 ERA) vs. RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (0-1, 3.70 ERA)
    • TV: CSN; Radio: 1210 WPHT

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