On Sunday Night Baseball’s first pitch, veteran Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen kicked off the party with an initial bang.
Fans are looking forward to a fun showdown Sunday night between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves. Let Andrew McCutchen kick things off with an absolute blast. That’s because you just made a first game.
However, to make things even more special here, McCutchen wasted absolutely zero time getting off the yard, as his home run came on the first pitch. There is no doubt that this fired up all the Phillies fans who watched this long-awaited showdown.
Andrew McCutchen hit a starting home run and he was a beauty
Huascar Ynoa put that pitch in a place where it really shouldn’t have. Did you expect McCutchen to just let a fastball pass through the middle without penalty? No. McCutchen got enough for that ball to climb over the center-field wall. Thus, the Phillies rose 1-0.
Since then, however, the Braves have not backed down and have taken advantage against Aaron Nola and Philadelphia. At the beginning, this contest already has the ingredients of what should be entertaining.
That’s fully expected, as the Phillies and Braves have quite a rivalry in the NL East, especially with millions of viewers in this primetime game. Heading into Sunday’s meeting, both the Phillies and Braves rank second and third, respectively, in the NL East standings behind the New York Mets.
These numbers will be a three-team race for the division title throughout the year, although we can’t forget about the Miami Marlins or Nationals either. This one is going to be incredibly tight. Don’t be surprised to see McCutchen come up with more big hits for his team along the way.