Vance Worley has yet another bad outing as the Phils lose to the Brewers, 6-2.
The Phils took the lead in the fourth as, with a runner on second, and with nobody out, Ryan Howard hits an RBI double, knocking in Chase Utley, who had started the inning off with a ground-rule double, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Brewers took the lead in their half of the fourth as, with two men on, and with two men out, Nyjer Morgan hits a two-run triple, knocking in Corey Hart, who had earlier singled, then moved up to second base on Martin Maldonado’s walk, and Maldonado, who had just walked, giving the Brewers a 2-1 lead. The Brewers then took a 4-1 lead as, now with two men on, after Jean Segura is intentionally walked, and then stole second base, and with still two men out, Yovani Gallardo helps his own cause with a two-run single, scoring both Morgan and Segura. The Brewers increased their lead in the sixth as, with one man on, and with two men out, Ryan Braun hits a two-run home run, his thirty-second home run of the season, and his third home run in two games, knocking in Norichika Aoki, who had earlier walked, giving the Brewers a 6-1 lead. The Phils got a run back in the ninth as, with a man on second, and with two men out, Kevin Frandsen hits an RBI single, knocking in Lanyce Nix, who had just doubled, making it a 6-2 Brewers’ lead. But that would be the final score as Livan Hernandez got Brian Schneider to end the game by flying out to center field for the game’s final out.
Vance Worley (6-8, 4.11) took the lost as he lasted only four and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks, striking out three. B.J Rosenberg pitched an inning and a third, giving up two runs on a hit and a walk, while striking out two. Raul Valdes and Jeremy Horst threw two scoreless innings, giving up two hits (one hit apiece) and a walk (Horst), while striking out two batters (one strikeout apiece). Yovani Gallardo (12-8, 3.67) got the win as he pitched seven innings, giving up a run on four hits and two walks, while striking out nine. Francisco Rodriguez pitched a 1-2-3 inning. Livan Hernandez pitched an inning, giving up a run on two hits.
The Phils had six hits in the game, a double by Chase Utley, an RBI double by Ryan Howard, a single by Dom Brown, a double by Laynce Nix, an RBI single by Kevin Frandsen and a single by Brian Schneider, as the offense was once again kept in check for most of the game. The Phils also had two walks in the game.
The Phils (54-65, 4th East) will continue their four-game series with the Brewers (54-64, 4th Central) with a game tonight. The game will be played at Miller Park and is to start at 7:10 pm EDT (6:10 pm CDT). The Phils will sent to the mound Cole Hamels (13-6, 2.91) as he is coming off his second straight complete game shutout, this one against the Marlins on August 13, as he gave up just seven hits and a walk, while striking out five, in the Phils’ 4-0 win. He’ll be out to win his third straight start. The Brewers will counter with Mike Fiers (6-5, 2.63), who is coming off a lost against the Rockies on August 13, as he went just two plus innings, giving up eight runs on nine hits, while striking out only one, in the Brewers’ 9-6 lost. He will be trying to recover from his last start. The Phils will be trying to give some help to Hamels.