• Steve Potter

4/4/21 : Game Three

Game Summary : Phillies 2 Braves 1

Andrew Knapp hit a solo home run in the second inning.

Travis d’Arnaud hit a solo home run for Atlanta in the seventh inning.

Alec Bohm singled to score Rhys Hoskins ( singled & advanced to second on Bryce Harper single ) in the bottom of the eighth inning.

On The Hill :

Zach Eflin ( FB 92-94 ) was excellent ... he went seven innings allowing just one run on four hits and one walk, he struck out eight batters. Zach threw 80 pitches - 54 for strikes.

Jose Alvarado ( FB 98-100 ) threw a perfect eighth inning with two strikeouts. Ten pitches - eight strikes.

Hector Neris ( FB 93-95 ) finished it with a scoreless ninth - he struck out one and walked two - his third straight appearance in as many games of the young season. Hector needed 23 pitches today - 10 strikes. He earned first save of the season.

At The Plate :

Andrew Knapp had two hits, a single and home run, he also hit the ball hard in his third AB ... a line drive out to center field.

Alec Bohm had two singles.

Bryce Harper had a single and a walk.

Home Run : Andrew Knapp

Defensive Gem :

Didi made a leaping catch in short center field on a humpback soft liner to end the sixth inning.

Notes :

Attendance allowance was increased to 11,000 in the ballpark -- up from 8,800 -- beginning today. City has approved to move to 25% capacity.

Phillies starters Nola / Wheeler / Eflin vs. Braves this series : 20 2/3 IP, 3 R, 11 H, 1 BB, 24 K’s 😳

Record is now 3-0

Next :

Phillies play the Mets tomorrow at 7:05 PM

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

(Steve Potter is the co-author with Larry Shenk of “Life In The Minors, 5th annual Phillies Minor League Digest” now available on amazon.com. He can be followed on www.PhilliesBaseballFan.com).

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