The Braves took the lead in the ninth but could not hold it.
The 28-year-old veteran of 40 big-league games will join the club Tuesday.
Starter Jeremy Hellickson allowed just two runs in seven innings
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The leftfielder's spot is likely to be filled by Daniel Nava or Aaron Altherr
Combat-avoiding players generated a lot of ill feelings in the country.
They beat long odds to make the Phillies and showed that perseverance and performance can pay off not just for the top prospects.
Bob Brookover joins the hosts and talks about minor-league pitcher Sixto Sanchez.
The former Phillies slugger has been working out at Atlanta's spring training facility.
"I don't want to name it anything," manager Pete Mackanin said, when asked if he had adopted a closer by committee.
They hit three doubles off the New York ace and took two of three at Citi Field.
The Phillies third baseman was in an 0-for-22 funk, but he had been hitting the ball hard.
In his third full season, Maikel Franco is not showing signs of becoming a disciplined hitter.
The 2012 draft choice has overcome two shoulder surgeries to pitch for double-A Reading.
The public face of the team's ownership group gave enthusiastic backing to the team's progress, and looked ahead to when the team can next be great.