Phillies, Nola roughed up by Ozuna, Braves, lose 11-2
ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna homered twice and drove in four runs as the Atlanta Braves roughed up Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Friday night.
Travis d’Arnaud and Ozuna hit back-to-back homers off Nola in a four-run third inning. D’Arnaud, who drove in three runs, and Ozuna each got three hits.
Ozuna added a three-run drive that carried 438 feet into the left-field seats off Cole Irvin in a seven-run fifth. Phillies rookie third baseman Alec Bohm committed two errors in the inning.
The Phillies bolstered their bullpen with two trades on Friday. In the biggest deal, announced during the game, Philadelphia obtained right-handed pitchers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for right-handers Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold.
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Philadelphia’s bullpen ranked last in the majors with an 8.07 ERA at the start of the day. There was more shaky relief against the Braves, but an unusually short start from Nola forced the Phillies to play from behind in their fourth straight loss.
Nola (2-2) allowed six hits and four runs in 2 2/3 innings.
Max Fried (4-0) won the matchup of staff aces. The left-hander gave up five hits and one run in five innings.
Following a single by Freddie Freeman in the third, d’Arnaud’s homer cleared the center field wall, landing with a splash in the waterfall pool. Ozuna’s homer landed in the same pool.
Two of d’Arnaud’s four homers have come off Nola, including a shot in a 13-8 loss at Philadelphia on Aug. 10.
Philadelphia’s highlight came on Scott Kingery’s leaping catch at the wall in center-field on a drive hit by Camargo in the second inning. Kingery fell to the warning track after hitting the wall.
Cristian Pache, one of Atlanta’s top prospects, started in left field in his major league debut. He hit a grounder through the infield into right field in the sixth for his first hit and clapped his hands after crossing first base.
The start of the game was delayed one hour by rain.
Workman had four saves in four opportunities and a 4.05 ERA as Boston’s closer this season.
Right-hander David Hale could join the Phillies’ active roster on Saturday after being acquired from the New York Yankees in a deal for minor league right-hander Addison Russ. Hale, 31, had a 3.00 ERA and one save for New York before he was designated for assignment Monday. He participated in pregame workouts.