Philadelphia Phillies vs. Milwaukee Brewers Series Recap - July 18-July 20

Recapping each game in the Phillies vs. Brewers series and a look at series highlights with the Series Six Pack
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Game 2 – Phillies fall behind early and lose 5-3 – W: Milner (2-0, 2.31), L: Hoffman (3-2, 2.81), S: Williams (24)

The Phillies dug themselves another hole that they had to climb out of. With Sanchez on the mound, the Brewers got their first base runner of the inning with an error from Sosa at third, that was followed by a single and two doubles and the Brewers quickly went ahead 3-0. It stayed that way until the 4th inning when Nick Castellanos clubbed a homerun, his 14th on the year, making it 3-1. After a shutdown inning by Sanchez, the Phillies tied the game up with a two-run single by Schwarber scoring Bohm who got on from an error at first and Marsh who singled. Jeff Hoffman threw a scoreless 6th but walked the leadoff batter in the 7th who promptly stole second. Strahm came in for the Brewers one and two hole hitters and got Yelich to line out to Sosa but gave up a double to William Contreras pushing the Brewers ahead 4-3. That would end up being the difference maker as the Brewers added one in the ninth inning and Devin Williams closed out the game in the bottom of the ninth despite giving up a couple singles. 

Game 3 – Phillies get dismantled by Brewers Ace to fall 4-0. W: Burnes (9-5, 3.49), L: Walker (11-4, 4.11)

This game started out like most other games post All-Star break. Taijuan Walker gave up a three-run homerun to Christian Yelich in the top of the third inning to deliver the Brewers a 3-0 lead. The Phillies offense was almost non-existent against the Brewers ace, Corbin Burnes, who ended up going eight innings and only surrendering two hits and one walk with 10 strikeouts.  Walker settled in for the most part after that third inning homer but it was enough for him to take the loss and move to 11-4 on the season. Walker was credited with one more run as the Brewers added onto the lead from a two-out single by Contreras in the 7th inning that Andrew Vasquez could not come in and shut down the inherited runner. The Phillies quietly went down in the 7th, 8th, and 9th inning and the Brewers won the game 4-0 to take the series.