Heading into their NL Division Series against the Phillies, the Braves were confident and hoped to play with the swagger of a playoff-hardened team that became champions in 2021.
But the Phillies had other plans in Game 1. The Phillies played small ball to defeat the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves 7-6 at Truist Park in Atlanta.
Braves' ace Max Fried was not sharp and gave up two runs in the first inning off singles by Nick Castellanos and Alec Bohm. Alec Bohm, left, and Rhys Hoskins (17) of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of the National League Division Series at Truist Park Oct.
11, 2022, in Atlanta. (Adam Hagy/Getty Images) Castellanos entered the game hitting .148 in seven postseason appearances. On Tuesday, he had three hits in five plate appearances.