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Phillies pound Matt Wisler early, beat Braves 7-5

The Phillies scored five in the first, and it was just enough to top the Braves in the opening game of this weekend series.

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The Phillies put a hurtin' on Matt Wisler, dropping a five-spot in the first inning and the Braves couldn't recover in the opening game of this four-game series, losing 7-5.

Wisler didn't do himself any favors, starting the game with a leadoff walk. Following a single, Maikel Franco launched a long three-run homer to left. Tommy Joseph homered two pitches later to go back-to-back. Jace Peterson's error allowed another run to score. Not until the seventh hitter of the inning did Wisler record an out.

Wisler was able to settle down after that, allowing just one hit over the next three innings. He would, however, surrender a two-run homer to Aaron Altherr in the fifth.

Despite spotting Aaron Nola a 7-0 lead, the Braves offense did its best to chip away. Chase d'Arnaud's gift triple leading off the fifth led to a profitable inning; he'd score on Freddie Freeman's double. Adonis Garcia would follow with an RBI single; Anthony Recker contributed a sacrifice fly. Garcia added an RBI double in the sixth to cut the deficit to three.

Atlanta rallied for a run in the ninth on Gordon Beckham's single.

Win Expectancy

Source: FanGraphs

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