Final: Braves 7, Phillies 6 ❖ Attendance: 22,348
ATLANTA — Philadelphia Phillies (70-87) starter RHP Jerad Eickhoff was cruising through four innings in the series opener against the National League-worst Atlanta Braves (64-92) and RHP Julio Teheran Tuesday evening at Turner Field.
Through four innings, the right-hander had allowed just one runner to reach with five strikeouts recorded: a solo home run to opposing first baseman Freddie Freeman.
Rain stopped game action twice in the series opener, the first a near 30-minute delay prior to the start of the contest and the second a one-hour, 53-minute delay coming after the completion of the bottom of the fourth inning.
Eickhoff's outing was cut short, putting the game into the hands of the Phillies bullpen which has a MLB-worst 8.03 ERA in the month of September. Ultimately, a 6-1 lead was erased resulting in the team's 87th loss of the season and their fifth straight loss the Braves.
Left fielder Roman Quinn left Tuesday's game early with a strained left oblique. He was 3-4 with a double, two runs scored and stolen base prior to his sixth-inning departure. He likely finishes 2016 with a .263/.373/.333 slash with four doubles, six RBIs and five stolen bases over 15 games.
WP: Mauricio Cabrera (4-1, 2.84 ERA) ❖ LP: David Hernandez (3-4, 3.84 ERA) ❖ SV: Jim Johnson (18)