Ronald Acuna homers, makes game-changing catch to send Phillies to 8-1 loss in series opener vs. Braves

For three days last week at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies proved to the rest of the world what they claimed everyone within their clubhouse already knew. They can go toe-to-toe with the mighty Braves and stay on their feet. But winning in Atlanta? They haven’t mastered that yet. When the Phillies travel to Georgia, strange things happen to them. Ace pitchers are unable to command their fastball. The young third baseman reverts to playing the quality of defense that once made some rival scouts wonder if he would need to change positions. Managers lose track of how to make a pitching change. …

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