The Phillies continue to heat up as of late, topping the Braves 5-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth win in their past eight games. But at 31-38 on the season, the Phillies have no right being that close to the division lead and as the result of a terrible division, the actions of the front office at the trade deadline could be altered.
The Phillies would add two more in the fourth inning. Domonic Brown came home on a passed ball during Cesar Hernandez's at-bat. Hernandez would single later in the at-bat to score Reid Brignac and provide starter Kyle Kendrick with a comfortable 4-0 lead.
The Braves would take one back in the fifth and one in the seventh to pull within two, but Kendrick remained in control on the evening, tossing a solid seven innings.
The Phillies would add one run in the ninth to extend their lead to 5-2 before Jonathan Papelbon came on to pick up the save.
A win Wednesday afternoon would allow the Phillies to sweep the Braves on the road. While they may be hot at the moment, don't be mistaken, this team should still be sellers at the deadline.
By: Kyle Babcock
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