MVP: Ryan Braun (+.156)
LVP: Dave Bush (-.214)
The Brewers did their best to make a game of it today, but were doomed once again by a terrible performance from their starting pitcher.
Today it was Dave Bush, who allowed three extra base hits in the first inning en route to a short 4.1 inning outing where he allowed five earned runs on nine hits and a walk. From there, four Brewer pitchers held the Phillies to one run over the remaining 4.2 innings, but the Brewer bats fell just short.
The Brewers scored four runs in the sixth to make a game of it, led by Mat Gamel's three run home run to bring the Brewers within two, but the bats were done after that. The Brewers had a runner on first with two outs in the eighth, but Corey Hart was picked off first to end the inning. Hart was on base four times in the game on two hits and two walks, but scored just one run.
Ryan Braun also went 3-for-5, but the Brewers' starting 4-6 batters (Prince Fielder, Casey McGehee and Mike Cameron) went a combined 2-for-11, as the Brewers left ten men on base. With the loss, the Brewers went 40-41 at home this season, their first losing home campaign since 2004.