PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Braves keep showing they are resilient and powerful.
“We have a lot of guys who can change the game with one swing,” Uggla said. “Tonight we were able to put some at-bats together. Didn’t have much going early on but we were able to get to them.”
Domonic Brown’s three-run homer capped a five-run bottom of the eighth that gave the Phillies a 6-5 lead.
But the Braves rallied against Jake Diekman (1-1). B.J. Upton walked, Freddie Freeman reached on a grounder when second baseman Chase Utley made a questionable decision to try for a forceout and Justin Upton walked to load the bases with no outs.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was impressed with his team’s comeback, but not surprised by it - especially at hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park.
“It’s a resilient squad and in this ballpark we’ve seen it enough,” Gonzalez said. “If you make a mistake, it’s in the seats.”
“For all those people who say anybody can close in the ninth, it’s a little different, a different animal,” Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez said Kimbrel, who experienced discomfort after recording his fifth save of the season on Saturday, is day to day.
Luis Avilan (3-1) wound up with the win and David Carpenter got his first save.