Sunday, June 9, 2013

Phils give up nine in series finale against Brewers

June 9, 2013

Box Score (From

By Mike Patterson

The Phillies lost the last game of their four game series with the Brewers 9-1, making it three losses in a row.

In the top of the first, the Phillies’ first two batters, Young and Revere, reached first on singles. However, they could not score, leaving two men stranded.

Jonathan Pettibone was the starting pitcher for the Phils and came out strong, going hitless in the first.

Kyle Lohse came back out and mowed down the Phils 1-2-3.

The Brewers’ bats had a great second inning and played intelligent baseball. Scoring two runs on sacrifice hits, and two more on a deep triple to take a 4-0 lead.

For the next three and a half innings, it was a pitchers duel. Neither side allowed a hit. 

In the bottom of the sixth, with a man on, Carlos Gomez hit a two-run homer to left-center to make the score 6-0. Soon after, Horst was brought out to relieve Pettibone.

Lohse made it look easy, striking out Rollins, Howard, and forcing Brown into a line-drive out.

Justin De Fratus relieved Horst in the bottom of the seventh with two men on base. He could not work his way out of the jam, and the Brewers added two more runs.

The Phillies finally showed some signs of offense when Humberto Quintero homered to right to score the Phils only run of the game.

Jonathan Papelbon was brought on in hopes of shutting down the Brewer’s hitters; however, he gave up a solo home run.

The score now 9-1, the Brewers brought in Jim Henderson to close out the game, which he did so easily on a double play and a Rollins’ ground out.

The Phils are now two games below .500 and hope to bounce back in a series versus the Minnesota Twins. 

The likely pitching matchup on Tuesday night in Minnesota will be Cole Hamels (2-9) vs the P.J Walters (2-1). 

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