Final: Atlanta Braves 12, Philadelphia Phillies 2 ❖ Attendance: 22,104
ATLANTA — The Philadelphia Phillies (70-88) were hoping to shift the series momentum in their favor after last night's late-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves (65-92). However, that was not in the cards for tonight's match-up. Phillies lefty Adam Morgan was making his final start of the year in his hometown and to say that he struggled would be an understatement. He bumbled through five innings, allowing nine runs on ten hits to secure his eleventh loss of the season. The bullpen didn't fare much better. The Phils' pitching staff has allowed a whopping 65 runs in their last six games.
Offensively, the Phillies struggled immensely. Part of that is due to a lack of solid at-bats, but part of that can be attributed to the performance of Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz. The righty only allowed two hits and a single run over five innings and had excellent movement on all of his pitches. Foltynewicz looked like a completely different pitcher from the one the Phillies beat earlier this season; in that July game, he threw five and two-thirds innings and allowed five runs on eight hits. He deserves credit for the role he played in the Braves' victory over the Phils.
The Phillies have now lost eight of their last nine road games. Even worse, the team has a 16-35 record in their last 51 games against the NL East.
WP: Mike Foltynewicz (9-5, 4.31ERA) ❖ LP: Adam Morgan (2-11, 6.04 ERA)