Final: Braves 5, Phillies 2 ❖ Attendance: 32,121
ATLANTA— The Phillies entered Thursday night's game heading into their final game at Turner Field, as the stadium closes after this season's end. They were looking to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Braves, after dropping their last two games to the team.
It was a pitcher's duel for the most part during the first couple innings, until Jeremy Hellickson left the game in the fourth inning after giving up only one hit. Hellickson was later diagnosed with a knee strain, as his season ends with only three games remaining.
The Phillies held onto a 1-0 lead into the sixth inning, until Dansby Swanson tied the game up with a solo home run.
However, Jeanmar Gomez once again struggled in the eighth inning, giving up four runs, as the bullpen once again made it hard for the Phillies to claw back from any sort of deficit.
The Phillies pushed back in the top of the ninth with hits from A.J. Ellis and Aaron Altherr, who scored Ellis, but it was too little, too late as the Phillies dropped the game and the series to the Braves, 5-2.
The loss is the Phillies fourth straight, and they have now lost six out of seven games.
They'll head into the weekend to play their final three games at home against the New York Mets, who are looking to clinch the first NL Wild Card spot.
The Phillies send Alec Asher to the mound on Friday night, as he'll face the Mets' RHP Robert Gsellman at 7:05 at Citizens Bank Park.
WP: Mauricio Cabrera (5-1, 2.82 ERA) ❖ LP: Jeanmar Gomez (3-5, 4.85 ERA)