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After previously being denied an at-bat, Hector Neris got his chance in the box -- it didn't end well

at SunTrust Park on August 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin C. Cox)

Hector Neris is used to spending time on the mound, not in the batter's box. On Tuesday night, Gabe Kapler didn't give the reliever a chance to swing the bat against the Braves despite having a 5-1 lead with two outs -- and Neris was pretty bummed about it. But Ben Lively was there to offer him some support:

Fast forward to Saturday when the Phillies topped the Pirates, 6-2, Neris was granted his wish and stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the eighth -- he struck out swinging. It's all right though, as Maikel Franco, Aaron Altherr and even Neris himself laughed it off:

Ask, and you shall receive, Neris.