Phillies 10, Brewers 6
On a day when the bats came alive, the Brewers could not keep the Phillies off the board. Chase Anderson was chased out of the game after four innings, continuing the trend of Brewer starters not getting quality starts. Odubel Herrera went 3-4 with a home run, 2 RBI, and 4 runs scored. Maikel Franco hit his third home run of the series as he went 3-5 with 4 RBI. The Brewers mounted an eighth inning comeback, but came up short.
The Brewers came in looking to even the series after the Phillies took the first game. Anderson was coming off of a rough outing after not giving up and earned run in his first two. He faced Charlie Morton of the Phillies.
Anderson worked around a couple of walks and a base hit to get out of the first inning unscathed.
Scooter Gennett, Ryan Braun, and Jonathan Lucroy hit one-out singles, with Gennett scoring on Lucroy’s hit into right field. Braun’s hit extended his hitting streak to 7 games and Lucroy extended his to 8. Morton struck out Chris Carter and Kirk Nieuwenhuis to end the threat, but the Brewers took a 1-0 lead after one inning.
After Tyler Goeddel hit a leadoff single, Morton attempted to bunt him over to second, but bunted it straight to Anderson. Anderson threw to second, then the Brewers were able to complete the double play when Morton fell.
Brett Oberholtzer came in to pitch for Morton, who appeared to have pulled a hamstring. Oberholtzer set the Brewers down in order and the lead remained 1-0 after two innings.
Odubel Herrera drew his second leadoff walk, then stole second with two outs. Ryan Howard hit a check swing blooper to left field to drive in Herrera and tie the game. After Darin Ruf singled to right, Carlos Ruiz hit a soft ball over first base to drive in Howard. Goeddel hit a blooper to right to drive in another run for the Phillies. Anderson finally got out of the inning by striking out Oberholtzer. The Phillies took a 3-1 lead and Anderson was in trouble, throwing 76 pitches in just three innings.
Jonathan Villar drew a leadoff walk and stole second when Gennett stole second. Braun hit his 4th home run of the season to left field to tie the game at 3. Carter dumped the ball in right field for a double to put runners at second and third with just one out. With a left handed pitcher, Domingo Santana came in to hit for Nieuwenhuis. Santana had the green light on 3-0, but fouled one out of play. He eventually grounded into a fielder’s choice, but Lucroy scored and the Brewers took the lead. Santana was caught stealing to end the inning, but the Brewers retook the lead, 4-3, after three innings.
Anderson walked the number nine hitter, Cesar Hernandez, to lead off the fourth inning. Herrera singled to left to put runners on first and second with nobody out. Freddy Galvis bunted back to Anderson, who got the lead runner again. Yesterday’s hero Franco hit a three-run home run to give the lead back to the Phillies. Anderson got the next two outs, but the Brewers were now down 6-4.
Anderson’s day on the mound was done after 99 pitches, and Carlos Torres came in to pitch in fifth inning. Torres struck out the side to set the Phillies down 1-2-3 for the first time in the game.
Gennett led off the bottom of the fifth with a ground rule double to right field. Braun was robbed by Franco, who made a diving stop and threw from a seated position to get Braun at first and hold Gennett at second.
Franco made another good play to get Lucroy for the second out. After Carter walked, Santana struck out and the Brewers could not take advantage of Gennett’s leadoff double.
Herrera had a one-out single, stole second, and came in when Franco beat the shift with an opposite field base hit. Torres got out of the inning when Howard popped out to short, but the Phillies extended their lead to 7-4.
The Phillies brought in Dalier Hinojosa to pitch in the eighth inning and Carter greeted him with his team-leading fifth home run of the season. Santana singled and Walsh drew his second walk of the day. Presley hit a fly ball to left field that advanced Santana to third. Aaron Hill, hitting for the pitcher, drove one to deep left-center field, but it was caught at the wall. Santana scored on the play to bring the Brewers to within a run.
Elvis Araujo came in to replace Hinojosa with two outs in the eighth. Araujo induced Villar to ground into a fielder’s choice, but the Brewers cut the Phillies’ lead to 7-6.
Jeremy Jeffress pitched in the ninth and gave up a leadoff single to Carlos Ruiz. Ruiz moved over to second on a sacrifice bunt, and then to third on a ground out to second. Hernandez doubled over Braun’s head in left to drive in Ruiz for the first run that Jeffress had given up this season. Herrera finished his day with a 2-run home run.
Winner of the Sausage Race: Chorizo
|Record for the Week||2-4||0-1-1|
|Record for the Month||7-11||1-4-1|
|Record for the Year||7-11||1-4-1|
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