Phillies beat Brewers 4-3, end four game loosing streak
The Phillies avoided a three-game series sweep on Sunday afternoon against the Milwaukee Brewers for their third win in last ten games.
Behind an outstanding pitching performance by Zach Eflin, the Phillies were able to hang on to win the ballgame against the Brewers 4-3.
While only recording four hits, the Phillies were still able to get the win despite being out-hit by the Brewers 8-4.
Philadelphia got their first win since last Tuesday when they won against the Chicago Cubs 6-1, they snapping a four-game losing streak. The Phillies pitchers came through this game, starting with Zach Eflin.
The former Dodgers prospect was on fire today as he racked up nine strikeouts in six complete innings of work. Over those six innings, he allowed two runs and walked one batter.
After the game, Gabe Kapler praised Eflin’s efforts both offensively and defensively in his postgame press conference.
"We thought we might have to hit for him. It was kind of cool we had to get into the first and second situation. [Aaron] Altherr went onto the on-deck circle, and we had a opportunity to pull him back and allow Eflin to bunt…Eflin played all around good baseballGabe Kapler on Zach Eflin"
Seranthony Dominguez came in to relief Eflin in the sixth inning, pitching two innings for Philadelphia. He was able to get out of a couple of jams that threatened the Phillies lead and he punched out four batters.
Luis Garcia entered the ninth, but wasn’t able to close out the game after allowing back-to-back hits. Tommy Hunter came to get the one-out save and sealed the game with two pitches.
Phillies pitchers combined for a total of fourteen strikeouts and just walked one batter.
Rhys Hoskins recorded two RBI’s to help the Phillies secure a win, starting with a ground out to score Cesar Hernandez. Flash forward to the bottom of the fifth inning, Hoskins was out on a sacrifice fly to center where Andrew Knapp scored.
Both Herrera and Hoskins didn’t have a hit in the ballgame, but were able to get at least one RBI.
J.P. Crawford started the game at third base over Maikel Franco and was the only Phillie to record a multi-hit game.
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On Tuesday night, Philadelphia opens a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park.