Notes From Phillies’ 7-6 Win Over MilwaukeeBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
The Phillies won their third straight game on Tuesday night, rallying to defeat the Brewers 7-6. The win puts the Phils 10 games below .500, 14 games back in the division, and 9.5 games out of the Wild Card.
- The first two games in this series have been almost identical. The Phillies have an ace turn in a poor six-run performance on the mound, only to put on a late rally to steal the show.
- Cliff Lee started strong, but finished poorly. The lefty allowed three runs over his first seven innings, but imploded in the eighth inning, allowing three runs in that inning alone while failing to record a single out. He allowed 12 hits on night, and gave up a home run to opposing pitcher Zach Grienke.
- Michael Schwimer has quietly showing signs of improvement. He tossed another scoreless inning tonight, giving him nine scoreless efforts in his last 10 appearances.
- The six-run eight inning rally got underway with a pinch-hit two-run home run from backup catcher Erik Kratz. The Phillies then coaxed three consecutive walks to set the stage for Carlos Ruiz to drill a three-run double (his 26th of the season). Hunter Pence then came through with a single to score Ruiz and give the Phils the lead.
- The Phillies were fortunate that Zach Grienke only had seven innings in him tonight. While he was in the game, they couldn’t generate any offensive pressure, managing just one run on three hits.
- It was good to see Jonathan Papelbon shake off a couple of rocky outings with a clean ninth inning. He had allowed six runs in his previous two appearances.
- The Phillies are now less than 10 games out of the Wild Card. Is there still a run left in this team?
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