The Phillies were led offensively by Domonic Brown (2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI) in last night's 9-7 win. For the second straight game the Phils beat out the NL Central-leading Brewers. Kyle Kendrick surrendered 7 earned runs but it was not enough as the Phils we're able to mount 9 (including a 5-run second inning that followed up a Brewers 5-run first).
The Phillies will go for the series win tonight as they also look to notch their third-straight W. On the hill for the Phils will be Roberto Hernandez (3-8, 4.48 ERA), who will oppose Kyle Lohse (9-3, 3.18 ERA) in game three tonight.
Roberto Hernandez struggled immensely in his last start. On Friday against the Pirates, the Bucs tagged Hernandez for 5 earned runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. Hernandez struggled with his command, which has become a constant issue with he veteran righty, as he walked four hitters. Over his last three starts, Hernandez has walked 10 while he has struck out 11 in 18 2/3 innings. In his career against the Brewers, Hernandez is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA.
Kyle Lohse has had an all-star first half of the season. He's gone 9-3 and held hitters to a .239 average and has struck out 87 batters. The only thing is, Lohse wasn't selected to the All-star team this year. Lohse is coming off of a loss against Cincinnati on Friday. The lefty tossed five innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits. In his last three outings, Lohse is 1-1 and has struck out 15 batters compared to 6 walks. In his career against Philadelphia, Lohse is 5-4 with a 3.12 ERA.
The Phillies snapped their streak of 13 straight games of scoring five or less runs last night.
13 of Kyle Lohse's 19 starts have been quality starts and the Brewers have gone 13-5 in games he starts.
In their last 19 four-game series, the Phillies are 3-7-9.
Ben Revere CF
Chase Utley 2B
Ryan Howard 1B
Marlon Byrd RF
Cody Asche 3B
Domonic Brown LF
Cameron Rupp C
Roberto Hernandez P.
Carlos Gomez CF
Jean Segura SS
Scooter Gennett 2B
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Khris Davis LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Martin Maldonado C
Logan Schaffer RF
Kyle Lohse P.
First Pitch: 8:10 PM ETLocation: Miller Park, Milwaukee, WIWeather: 69° – Cloudy – 10% PrecipTV: CSN
Erik Seybold is a writer for Philliedelphia.com. Follow him on Twitter @ErikSeyboldPHI.