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Brewers 7, Phillies 4

The Brewers won in a battle of the titans.

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Win: Nelson (5-8)
Loss: O'Sullivan (1-6)
Save: Rodriguez (16)

HR: None

Fangraphs Win Expectancy

The Brewers poured it on Monday against Sean O'Sullivan and the Phillies pitching staff, picking up 16 hits and a pair of walks en route to scoring seven runs. Jonathan Lucroy went 4-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, Ryan Braun was 3-5 with an RBI and Gerardo Parra, Scooter Gennett and Hector Perez all picked up two hits.

However, the game wasn't ever a sure Milwaukee win. Jimmy Nelson was not good Jimmy Nelson today and let the Phillies score two runs in each of the first two innings to take a 4-1 lead before the Brewers came back in the mid-to-late frames.

Nelson made it just five innings, allowing the four earned runs on six hits and two walks. He also struck out three batters. It wasn't the absolute worst start or anything, but one that doesn't lend a ton of encouragement or anything. Nor does it discourage necessarily, though. Just...a lost start in a lost season, I guess is the best way to put it.

The Brewers got game number one in a four-game series against the Phillies that the entire baseball world is surely watching with bated breath. Game two is tomorrow with first pitch at 6:05 CT.