Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Series Recap

Philadelphia had plenty of reasons to celebrate after sweeping Atlanta.

Well, as fun as this series was, I think we all are happy that the Braves have left Philadelphia and are on to nicer pastures. Here are some notes from the very ugly series against the Phillies.

I take full responsibility for Raul Ibanez and his offensive explosion this series, as I wrote in my series preview that he was very very bad (which he still is). Ibanez went 4-7 with four RBI's, a home run, and two runs scored. 

Cliff Lee was dominant in game one of the series. He threw a five-hit shutout, striking out six and walking none in a very impressive performance.

Michael Bourn tallied four hits, including a double, and two runs scored in the series. That double broke up Roy Oswalt's no-hitter in game three of the series in the sixth inning.

While he earned a no-decision, Brandon Beachy pitched great as well in the series finale. He threw 5.2 innings, giving up only two hits and one run while striking out seven and walking just one.

Peter Moylan made his return to the major leagues during the series, throwing two inning. He threw a scoreless frame in game one, and gave up the game-winning run in game three of the series. Even with the struggles, it's good to have him back in the pen. 

Jose Constanza went 1-7 at the plate, including a couple of bad at-bats with runners on base. There's no reason not to give Jason Heyward consistent playing time now as Constanza has been terrible at the plate lately.

This sweep at the hands of the Phillies was the first time Atlanta has been swept all season long. Had to happen sometime.

Up next: Atlanta heads to New York for a double header on Thursday and then flies to St. Louis for a three-game series starting Friday.

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