Phillies defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1
By Emily Gruver
The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday night by a score of 4-1, to extend their winning streak to three.
The Phillies got off to a terrific start thanks to a Chase Utley home run in the top of the first inning. The host Brewers quickly answered back in the bottom of the second inning, as Lyle Overbay hit a clean single that brought home Aramis Ramirez with the tying run.
In the top of the sixth inning, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run home run that scored Cameron Rupp in front of him, pushing the Phillies back in front by a 3-1 score. The Fightin’ Phils capped off the scoring in the top of the seventh when Rupp singled, bringing Marlon Byrd home with a run to make the 4-1 final score.
Roberto Hernandez was outstanding as the Phils’ starting pitcher. He went eight innings and allowed just three hits on one run, requiring only 84 pitches to do so.
Hernandez now has a record of 4-8 on the season with a 4.22 ERA. To see him go this deep in the ball game was a real shot in the arm for the ball club.
The Phils will go for the four-game sweep on Thursday at Milwaukee when David Buchanan gets the starting assignment on the mound.