As satisfying as yesterday’s game was for Brewers’ Nation, today’s game turned out to be an absolute stinker. By the end of this game, the Philadelphia Phillies hit 6 home runs and scored 12 as they beat the Brewers 12-0.
Three of the home runs hit were off of Brewers; starter, Brandon Woodruff. It was the first time in his career he surrendered 3 home runs in one game. Bryce Harper hit a 2-run shot in the first. Freddy Galvis launched a solo shot in the second. And Brad Miller went deep in the fourth. In the end, Woodruff went 6 innings and gave up 4 runs. When he left, the Brewers were at least still in position for a come back if the bullpen held up.
Today the bullpen faltered in a big way, specifically in the eighth when the Phillies scored 7. Brad Boxberger began the eighth, and Andrew McCutchen took him deep for his 24th homer of the season. Then Boxberger walked Didi Gregorius, gave up a single to Brad Miller, walked Travis Janikowski, and gave up a single to Ronald Torreyes. That resulted in another run and a pitching change.
The Brewers went to Daniel Norris, and the wheels fell off. The Phillies scored another run on a fielders choice that saw everybody safe. Then Jean Segura hit a grand slam to make it 11-0.
The Brewers sent Luke Maile to the mound in the top of the ninth, and he gave up another home run for good measure. Brad Miller got his 2nd of the day, and mercifully that was the final run scored by Philadelphia.
The Brewers will try to do better tomorrow. They take on this same Phillies squad beginning at 6:40 CT. Scheduled starters are Eric Lauer for Milwaukee and Aaron Nola for Philadelphia. The game will be televised on Bally Sports Wisconsin and broadcast for radio on WTMJ 620 as well as the Brewers Radio Network.