Phillies fall to third place after a 13-pitch at-bat throws Zach Eflin off training course originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com --------------------------------------------------------------- Phillies fall to third place after a 13-pitch at-bat throws Zach Eflin off training course originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com ATLANTA - The Phillies' wrong-way ride in the National League East standings continued Thursday night time with a 12-6 loss to the Atlanta Braves that was troubling in so many ways. Start with the big picture: In a span of five weeks, the Phillies have gone from leading the Nationwide League East USA flag iron on transfers by 3½ games over the Braves and 10 games over the Washington Nationals to custom vinyl lettering third place. That's right, third-freaking-place and 6½ online games out of first. The Phils, losers of 20 of their last 32, were overtaken for second place in the division on Thursday by the red-hot Nationals, who are 26-10 in their last 36 video games. The Phils will see the Nationals right from the gate after the All-Star break next weekend at Citizens Bank Park. After that, the Phils web host the Los Angeles Dodgers, the best team in baseball, for four games. Gulp. But initial, the Phils have a three-game stop in New York, where they will face the Mets' three best arms, starting with defending NL Cy Young winner, Jacob deGrom, on Friday evening. In other words, there is little relief on the horizon. Zeroing in on Thursday night's reduction, there was much that still left you shaking your head in disbelief. To wit: The Phils had 12 hits, but 10 of them were singles. Meanwhile, 10 of the Braves' 12 hits were for extra bases, including five homers. That is right, Phillies pitching gave up eight USA flag iron on transfers homers in the final two online games of the three-game series. For the season, custom One color iron on transfers the Phils have been tagged for 150 homers in 87 video games. Golden State Warriors iron number stickers That's the many in the NL. The group record for homers allowed is usually 221 in 2017. The Phillies will blow past that record at their current pace. "We have to get control of the home run ball," manager Gabe Kapler said. "It's not something that is appropriate to us. This level of play, we can't keep it going. We have to do a better job than this. The first thing we possess to get a handle on is definitely keeping the ball in the ballpark."