Phillies Shut Out Brewers 8-0

Aug 19, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks (23) stands in the dust as the ground crew works on drying the infield after rain during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

WP: Kyle Kendrick (6-9)
LP: Randy Wolf (3-10)

HR: Michael Martinez (2)

MVP: Nyjer Morgan (+.096)
LVP: Randy Wolf (-.282)

Win Expectancy Graph, Star of the Game Voting, and Box Score

There's not much to say about this one. It was just another ugly game for the Brewers.

The rain that came down on the field in the bottom of the first inning was an omen to how this game would go for the Brewers. Tip your hat to Kyle Kendrick because he took advantage of a bench day for the Brewers and shut them down. He allowed a total of four baserunners on the day. When the day was done, he had pitched eight shutout innings, allowing a total of three hits and one walk. He also struck out seven in the game.

On the other side, Randy Wolf couldn't do much to help the Brewers stay in this one. He allowed a two-run home run to Michael Martinez to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead. They extended it to 5-0 on a bases clearing 3-run double from Domonic Brown. Randy Wolf did give the Brewers seven innings today, but in total he allowed ten hits, five runs (all earned), two walks, and struck out four. Mike McClendon covered an inning and allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits, and John Axford allowed a run on two hits and a walk in his inning of work.

The Brewers did make it a little interesting in the ninth inning. Against Michael Schwimer, the Brewers loaded the bases with a Ryan Braun ground-rule double, a Jonathan Lucroy infield single, and a HBP taken by Travis Ishikawa. However, Carlos Gomez and Cody Ransom struck out to end the game.

The Brewers start a three-game series against the Cubs tomorrow. It will be Mark Rogers against Justin Germano. First pitch is at 7:10 PM.

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