The odds weren't in the Braves favor to begin with as they matched their worst starting pitcher up against one of the best in baseball. Subtract a sick Chipper Jones and remove Jason Heyward from the lineup and the team's chances got even lower.
Cliff Lee flat-out dominated the weakened Atlanta lineup and Derek Lowe struggled mightily in a 9-0 blowout defeat.
The Phillies did their scoring early and often on Monday night. After loading the bases with just one out, Hunter Pence hit a two-run single into left field to get on the board. Lowe was able to do some damage control and kept the scoring at just two runs though three innings, but that was when the floodgates opened for the Braves.
Philadelphia scored two runs in the fourth on single from Shane Victorino. Hunter Pence drove in a run with a double down the line in the fifth, and he was chased home with a two-run single up the middle from Carlos Ruiz.
Scott Linebrink and Arodys Vizcaino both game up a run in relief, though Peter Moylan pitched a scoreless inning in his first action since April. That's a good sign.
Get 'em tomorrow, boys. It just wasn't our night tonight.