Good morning everyone and welcome to the Sunday edition of Brewer Daily News. Today, we’ll just be going over last night’s game in which the Milwaukee Brewers (24-37) beat the Philadelphia Phillies (31-32), despite the Brew Crew spot starting a reliever.
Tom Gorzelanny was efficient as a starter and helped the team get back on track. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
In last night’s 4-3 win over Philadelphia, the Brewers’ left-handed reliever Tom Gorzelanny made a spot start with the rotation flying by its hinges currently. Gorzelanny did well in his start, only allowing one run in four innings of work on five hits while striking out three. Tyler Thornburg pitched two innings of relief after Gorzelanny and ended up picking up his second win of the season.
Francisco Rodriguez acquired his fourth save of the season by pitching a perfect top of the 9th. K-Rod currently sits three saves away from 300 and will look to get that milestone some time this month.
For the Phillies, Kyle Kendrick started and did well, but still received his fourth loss of 2013. Kendrick pitched six innings while giving up three runs, eight hits, one walk and struck out six. Michael Stutes gave up one run in one inning of relief.
After the Brewers were down 1-0 by a Domonic Brown solo home run, they tied it in the 3rd inning when Jean Segura hit a solo home run, his 9th of the year. In the 6th inning, Jonathan Lucroy hit a double that scored Ryan Braun. Following the double, Carlos Gomez hit a single that scored Ramirez giving the team a 3-1 lead. In the 7th, Braun hit a single that scored Segura.
On the Milwaukee side of things, they tallied 11 hits, three of which came off of the bat of Braun. Segura and Ramirez both had two hits a piece and Rickie Weeks kept up his production at the plate with a hit.
Today the Brewers will look to win the series against the Phillies at 2:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. CT. The projected starters are Kyle Lohse (1-6, 4.39 ERA) for Milwaukee and Jonathan Pettibone (3-1, 3.40 ERA) for Philadelphia.