Cesar Jimenez and Justin De Fratus each came on to record two outs, with Jimenez surrendering three more runs to the Braves. After De Fratus' scoreless appearance, Joe Savery threw a scoreless seventh. Tyler Cloyd would come on in the eighth for the Phillies and allow the Braves to expand their lead, surrendering two more runs to Atlanta in the inning.
Trailing 5 to 0 entering the fourth, the Phillies gave the appearance that this may be a game, as they scored four runs in the inning. Kevin Frandsen singled home the Phillies first run and Erik Kratz hit a three-run home run, his ninth of the season. The Braves would quickly crush any hopes the Phillies had of a comeback, extending their lead to 10 to 4 before the Phillies scored their final run of 2013 in the seventh on a Cesar Hernandez single.
So like that, the season is done. While it was rough to watch for most of the year, I will still miss Phillies baseball. The Phillies finish the year 73-89, as they head into an offseason filled with questions. Time to rebuild and regroup, February is just around the corner.
By: Kyle Babcock
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