Phillies Sweep Brewers, Stay Hot
It’s late in Milwaukee, which means I might have to hit up a George Webb on the way home.
But first a few notes about the Phillies’ 4-2 victory last night over the Brewers:
- The Phillies have won 11 of their last 14 games.
- They are 23-13, which is the best record in the National League.
- They swept the Brewers for the first time at Miller Park since 2004.
- Cole Hamels allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings. He is 2-0 with a 2.75 ERA in his last three starts. “I feel like I’ve come a long way with making the adjustments, getting used to the new pitches and just trying to attack,” Hamels said. “Trying to make the hitters, attacking, attacking, attacking. Knowing to back off, knowing to hit my spots, knowing when to go up and down, I think I’ve finally been able to figure it out. I think that’s just kind of something you have to be able to do over and over.”
- J.C. Romero picked up his first save since July 10, 2008.
- The Brewers retired the Phillies in order just four times in the entire series.
- The Phillies’ 7-8-9 hitters hit .353 (12-for-34) with 11 runs scored and four RBIs. “The top six guys in this lineup are really good,” said Paul Hoover, who hit .500 (5-for-10) with two doubles, two RBIs and six runs scored in the series. “It’s unfortunate for the team that Jimmy (Rollins) and Juan (Castro) are a little banged up and Brian (Schneider) and Carlos (Ruiz) are a little banged up, but we’re just trying to come here and contribute the best way we can.”
- Shane Victorino hit .533 (8-for-15) with a home run, seven RBIs and four runs scored against the Brewers.
- The Phillies are 13-7 on the road, which is the best mark in the National League.
- I went 2 of 3 in the famous Sausage Race. I correctly picked Polish on Friday and Hot Dog on Sunday. Picked Hot Dog on Saturday, but he finished a close second to Polish.