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Game Recap-05/16/10-Phillies 4, Brewers 2

Doubles were trouble for the Brewers as the Phillies hit five of them in their 4-2 victory last night to complete the series sweep and widen their lead in the NL East by four games.

AP Photo/Morry Gash

Cole Hamels was solid, if not spectacular, in picking up his fourth win of the season. He tossed 6 2/3 innings, giving up two home runs in the sixth and helping his own cause with an RBI double in the second. The bullpen combination of Chad Durbin, Danys Baez, and JC Romero would keep the Brewers offense in check, enabling Romero to pick up his first save since July 10, 2008.

The Brewers are a dismal 4-12 at home this season, and were swept for the second consecutive series. Pitcher Doug Davis was scratched from his start after being diagnosed with pericarditis, an inflamation of the tissue surrounding the heart. His condition is not serious, and he should be out of the rotation for two weeks.

The Phillies return home to face the Pirates to begin a seven game homestand. Kyle Kendrick (1-1, 5.89 ERA) takes the mound against Charlie Morton (1-6, 9.19 ERA). The Phils may also be bostered by the return of Jimmy Rollins to the lineup.

2 Responses

  1. […] silver lining was that “The Inning” did not hit as hard; Cole maintained the lead and got out of his own mess.  He pitched a game, not a hell of a game, but a game nonetheless.  He got us far enough, and now […]

  2. I agree with what you said about him having a solid outing. So annoying to hear people rag on him for giving up just 2 ER to one of the most explosive offensive teams in the NL. He pitched more than well enough for them to win, end of story. God forbid he doesn’t go out there and pitch a shut-out every time he’s on the mound. Anytime you can hold a team like the Brewers to two runs is a good day. I’ll take it.

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