Notes From The Phillies’ 3-2 Loss To Milwaukee

The Philadelphia Phillies lost their second straight game on Saturday night, falling to the Brewers 3-2. Their record drops to 29-60.

On The Mound

  • Aaron Nola didn’t have his best stuff, but still turned in a pretty good outing, allowing two runs over six innings of work.
  • Nola gave up seven hit and two walks, and struck out seven.
  • Pat Neshek kept the game tied while striking out the side in the seventh.
  • Joaquin Benoit refuses to establish any kind of trade value, blowing tonight’s game by allowing a solo homer in the eighth.

At The Plate

  • The offense managed just two runs on just four hits.
  • Ty Kelly started at second, went 0-2, and drove in the team’s first run with a sacrifice fly.
  • Odubel Herrera went 2-4 with a double and a solo homer in the seventh.
  • Cameron Rupp went 1-3 with a double.
  • Nick Williams went 1-3 with a single.
  • Daniel Nava went 0-3 with a walk, starting in left for the injured Aaron Altherr.
  • Freddy Galvis went 0-3 with a walk.
  • Maikel Franco, predictably, followed up his 4-5 night with a miserable 0-4 effort.
  • Tommy Joseph also turned in another 0-4.

Final Thoughts


Sixty losses. Its amazing that the Phillies are so bad that they can’t even manage an average of 10 wins per month.

Aaron Nola continues to pitch well, but the offense remains lousy. Yesterday, I wrote that Maikel Franco has had a nasty habit of following up his rare productive games with flurries of 0-4 games.

Sure enough, on the heels of a 4-5 game on Friday, Franco returned and suffered another 0-4. Expect more of the same in tomorrow’s game.

One thought on “Notes From The Phillies’ 3-2 Loss To Milwaukee

  1. Looking like Nola is a legit MLB starter. I think his ceiling may be higher than originally thought. Poor mans Greg Maddux– I will take that. Altherr, Herrara, Hernandez and Galvis seem to have a role in the future– I like Lively, Eickoff, Pivetta, Eflin and Valasquez–of the 5 3 need to have an impact. Franco doesn’t look like he will make it– gonna sell low on him and maybe a change of scenery. Tommy Joseph is a productive player but i don’t see him blocking Hoskins.
    Trade deadline- Hellickson will get something-Neshak should get a decent haul, Nava- low level prospect-
    Unfortunately, Alfaro is only hitting 249 in the minors- I expect crawford to be a call up when nava goes.

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