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“FORE!”, I mean “FOUR!” (that was a bad pun): Phillies 9, Braves 4

Phillies finally decide to join in on the juiced ball fun

Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

We’re all in agreement that the ball is juiced, right? Like, no one is denying that anymore, after all the evidence that has been put forth. So, why haven’t the Phillies benefited? It’s been one of the mysteries of the season why the team couldn’t take advantage of the ball and their home ballpark to hit more dingers.

well, for one day, they did. On Sunday, the team rode four home runs to victory over the Braves, 9-4. Bryce Harper started the fun in the first inning by hitting a bomb into that little triangle in right-centerfield.

Adam Haseley then decided to continue his recent good play by homering to centerfield that definitely felt juiced ball aided.

Then in the fifth inning, after loading the bases with no one out and Harper and Rhys Hoskins failing to drive in anyone, J.T. Realmuto decided to wait until a 3-2 pitch to finally help this team open up the scoreboard.

All the while, ace Aaron Nola was cruising. Then, the seventh inning happened, where the Braves put 4 on the board thanks to a three-run home run from Ender Inciarte and a solo shot from Johan Camargo. That’s all they would get though after Adam Morgan ended the threat by getting Freddie Freeman out with two men on and two outs. The Phillies would then answer in the bottom half with a two run home run from Rhys Hoskins,

and an RBI single from Haseley. That’s all the team would need as the bullpen, carried by newfound Andrew Miller-clone Nick Pivetta.

This team isn’t perfect, but their also not dead yet.