Brewers vs Phillies Game 2: Three Up, Three Down


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The Milwaukee Brewers are riding a five-game winning streak after taking down the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 of the series. The Brewers have yet to lose on their current road trip, which will conclude today.

In Game 2, Matt Garza and Roberto Hernandez squared off. However, neither were factored into the decision while the Brewers won 9-4.

Let’s take a look at three players who shined and three players who struggled last night.

Three Up

1. Carlos Gomez: Gomez went 3-for-5 with a home run and was just a triple shy from hitting for the cycle. The Brewers’ centerfielder is hitting .361 on the season. It looks like he was the right choice for the leadoff spot.

2. Aramis Ramirez: Ramirez continued his hot hitting with another three hits last night. His seven RBIs are second to Ryan Braun. It’s nice to see Ramirez healthy again.

3. Tyler Thornburg: Thornburg dominated in relief last night. He pitched two scoreless and hittless innings while striking out two. Roenicke is beginning to trust him in late-inning situations.

Three Down

1. Cesar Hernandez: Hernandez had a rough day at the plate. He failed to record a hit and struck out twice in four plate appearances. The Phillies can’t wait to get Chase Utley back.

2. Justin De Fatus: De Fatus entered the game with his team trailing 7-4 and left the game down 9-4. He gave up two runs, including a Mark Reynolds bomb, in his one inning of work.

3. Scooter Gennett: Gennett was the only Brewers starter who didn’t join the hit column, as the second baseman went 0-for-4. He did drop down a nice bunt, however.