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Braves flop in Philly for second straight season, 100 wins again not enough in NLDS exit
The Atlanta Braves were eliminated by the Philadelphia Phillies in four games in the National League Division Series for the second straight season
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Spencer Strider could not watch Nick Castellanos' second home run off him in Game 4. The 20-game winner simply accepted his fate — he gave the ball to Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker and awaited a reception almost as rude as the homers.
Strider put his head down and walked toward the dugout as 45,000 fired-up, towel-waving Phillies fans — that had heckled and derisively chanted his name since he warmed up — pointed fingers at the pitcher and gave him the business one more time.
Strider never broke stride, never looked up. If he had, Strider might have read the sign that read “Bye-Bye Strider.”
It was soon bye-bye Braves — once again an October departure in Philly.