The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Wednesday in the finale of a two-game National League East set at Truist Park. That brought a four-game winning streak to an end for the Braves, who are again three and a half games behind the division-leading New York Mets (who picked up a win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night).
Atlanta struck first with a solo home run by Orlando Arcia off Zack Wheeler in the bottom of the fifth inning.
However, Philadelphia struck back with three runs in the top of the eighth to include a reversed call that would have otherwise ended the inning and a two-run homer by Nick Castellanos.
Braves reliever Colin McHugh took the loss. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton gave up just three hits, walked one, and struck out eight through 6.2 scoreless innings. Wheeler picked up the win and David Robertson got the save for the Phillies.
The Braves will be in New York to open up a five-game NL East set against the Mets tonight. First pitch is slated for 7:10 pm. Listen locally on WLAQ 1410 AM/96.9 FM; air time is 5:55 pm.