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Brewers fail to get the sweep, lose 4-3 to Phillies

W: Ryan Madson (2-0)
L: Brandon Kintzler (1-1) 
S: Jose Contreras (4)

HR: Jonathan Lucroy (1), Placido Polanco (2), Shane Victorino (2)

MVP: Prince Fielder (+.259)
LVP: Brandon Kintzler (-.158)

Win Expectancy Graph

Well, I guess 6 innings over 3 days was too much for Brandon Kintzler. The Brewers have never swept the Phillies in Philadelphia and they'll have to wait until next year to try again.

The offense didn't exactly tee off on Cliff Lee like they did to Roy Halladay yesterday, but the were able to knock him out of the game after the 6th inning. The scoring started off in the 1st inning when Carlos Gomez scored on Prince Fielder's single. Run number two came in the third when Ryan Braun ran through Ed Sedar's stop sign and scored on Prince Fielder's double. They added another in the fourth when Jonathan Lucroy hit one out for his first home run of the year.

Chris Narveson got the start for the Crew today and was on fire, not even allowing a hit until the 5th inning. But once he allowed that hit, the wheels started to fall off. In the sixth Narvseon walked the first batter, then gave up a hit to Shane Victorino, then he gave up a 3-run homer to Placido Polanco to tie the game. It took 31 pitches for Narveson to get through that sixth inning.

That was it for Narveson who gave way to Brandon Kintzler for the 7th inning. The rookie looked sharp in the seventh, striking out the side. But in the eighth he gave up a home run to Shane Victorino, giving the Phillies the lead and eventually the win.

Losing sucks, but taking two of three from the Phillies in Philly is pretty ok with me.