The Phillies hammered Manny Parra and the Brewers last night. In three career appearances against the Phils (two of which were starts), Parra has thrown 6 1/3 innings and allowed 12 runs on 16 hits and eight walks (a 17.05 ERA and a 3.79 ratio).
The Phils fared pretty well against the Milwaukee pen as well, scoring five runs in the fifth off of Jorge Julio and their old mate RJ Swindle.
All of the offense was enough to overcome a monster game from Ryan Braun. Braun went 5-for-5 with a pair of home runs and drove in all four of the Milwaukee runs.
The Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers last night, winning 11-4 to improve to 6-6 on the season.
Jamie Moyer got the start for the Phillies and went six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk. Two of the hits were home runs, both hit by Braun. He struck out two and has a 6.35 ERA after three starts.
Moyer struck out Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart to start the first before Braun hit a 1-1 pitch out to right-center to put Milwaukee up 1-0. Moyer hit Prince Fielder with a pitch before JJ Hardy grounded to short to set the Brewers down.
The Phillies led 4-1 when Moyer started the second. Mike Cameron led off and flew to Victorino on the warning track on the first pitch of the inning. Bill Hall was next and reached on an infield single off the glove of Moyer. Jason Kendall followed and blooped a ball into center that dropped in front of Victorino, but Hall read it badly and Victorino was able to throw to second and get him there for the second out. With two outs and Kendall of first, pitcher Manny Parra and grounded to second for the third out.
Casey McGehee, who entered the game to play second when Weeks had to leave after a collision in the infield in the first, led off the third and grounded out. Hart popped to Utley in shallow center for the second out. Braun was next he reached on an infield single off the glove of Rollins in the hole, bringing up Fielder with two down and a man on first. Moyer hit him again, putting men on first and second with two down for Hardy.
Chris Duffy hit for Parra and grounded to short for the first out of the fifth. McGehee followed with a single into center, but Moyer got Hart to pop to Rollins for the second out. Sadly, though, the rules dictate that Ryan Braun be permitted to hit every couple of innings. Braun hit his second home run of the day, this one a monster shot blasted way out to left. It cut the lead to 5-3. Fielder flew to right for the third out.
Up 10-3, Moyer set the Brewers down in order in the sixth.
Up 11-3, he walked Kendall to start the seventh. Mike Rivera hit for the pitcher RJ Swindle and singled to left, moving Kendall to second. Durbin came on to pitch to the righty McGehee and struck him out swinging 3-2 in heavy rain for the first out. And then the game was delayed by rain. The delay lasted about an hour and twenty minutes. When play resumed, Condrey took the mound for the Phils with Kendall on second and one out. Hart moved Kendall to third with a ground out before Braun reached on an infield single that scored Kendall and cut the lead to 11-4. Condrey struck Fielder out looking for the third out.
Condrey came back for the eighth and gave up singles to Hardy and Cameron to start the inning. He struck Hall out swinging, though, and got Kendall to ground into a double-play to keep Milwaukee off the board.
Taschner started the ninth. Lefty Brad Nelson hit for the pitcher to start the inning and drew a walk. Taschner got the next two hitters on popups before Braun reached yet again, this time on another infield single that sent Nelson to second. Fielder popped to third to leave both runners stranded and end the game.
Three scoreless innings for the pen. They allowed four hits and a walk. Taschner threw 23 pitches, Condrey 22 and Durbin 7.
The Phillies lineup against lefty Manny Parra went (1) Rollins (2) Victorino (3) Utley (4) Howard (5) Werth (6) Ibanez (7) Feliz (8) Coste. Werth back at fifth now that the Phils play a team with a lefty. Coste catches with Marson on the bench.
The Phillies started the bottom of the first down 1-0. Rollins grounded to short for the first out, but Victorino followed with a walk. Utley was next and Victorino was running as he hit a ground ball near second. Weeks and Hardy got tangled up as Hardy tried to field the ball and the Brewers didn’t get an out. Utley was safe with a single and the Phils had men on first and second with one down. Howard drew a walk to load the bases for Werth and Werth delivered a double into the left-field corner that scored Victorino and Utley and moved Howard to third with the Phils up 2-1. Ibanez singled into left and everybody moved up a base. 3-1 with men on first and third. Feliz was next and he singled past a diving Hall into left, scoring Werth to make it 4-1 with men on first and second. Coste flew to center and Moyer struck out to end the inning.
Weeks was shaken up in the collision with Hardy and was replaced defensively in the second.
Victorino singled to left with one out in the second. Utley was next and hit a ground ball back up the middle, but Hardy fielded behind the bag and the Brewers forced Victorino at second with Utley safe at first and two down. Howard struck out to leave Utley stranded.
Werth and Ibanez went down to start the third, but Feliz was next and hit a ball out to right field to put the Phillies up 5-1. First home run of the year for Feilz. Coste followed with a double to center, but Moyer struck out to leave him stranded.
Utley drew a walk with two outs in the fourth. Howard grounded to right field, er, second base, ending the inning.
The lead had been cut to 5-3 when the Phillies hit in the fifth. Jorge Julio was in to pitch for Milwaukee and got Werth on a ground ball to third for the first out before he walked Ibanez. Ibanez stole second as the count went 2-2 on Feliz and went to third when Julio bounced the next pitch in the dirt. Feliz walked, putting men on first and third with one out for Coste. Coste hit a slow ground ball to third. Hall made a nice play, bare-handing and throwing to first to get Coste as Ibanez scored to put the Phillies up 6-3. Julio walked Moyer on a 3-2 pitch, putting men on first and second for Rollins. Rollins singled into right and Feliz held at third, loading the bases. A single into center from Victorino moved everyone up another base and scored Feliz to make it 7-3. Lefty and former Phil RJ Swindle came in to pitch to Utley and walked him on a 3-2 pitch that was a little low. 8-3. Swindle got ahead of Howard 1-2 but delivered a wild pitch in the dirt. Rollins stormed home to score and Kendall’s throw to Swindle covering the plate went over the pitcher’s head, allowing Victorino to score and Utley to go to third with the Phils up 10-3. Howard struck out for the third out.
Werth started the sixth with a double off the base of the wall in left. Ibanez moved Werth to third with a ground ball to second for the first out. Feliz was next and he smashed a ball back up the middle and off the body of Swindle for a single. Werth scored to put the Phillies up 11-3. Coste struck out and Moyer hit for himself and grounded to second.
Rollins started the seventh with a single to center. Victorino flew out behind him before Utley drew a walk. Howard and Werth both struck out to leave both men stranded.
Coste doubled to left with two outs in the eighth. With righty Carlos Villanueva on the mound, Dobbs hit for Condrey and drew a walk. It put two men on for Rollins, but Rollins flew to center for the third out.
Rollins was 2-for-6 to raise his average for the season to .173. He’s 5-for-his-last-16 after starting the season 4-for-36.
Victorino 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. He’s hitting .245.
Utley was 1-for-2 with an RBI and three walks.
Howard 0-for-4 with a walk.
Werth 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. He’s 3-for-his-last-17.
Ibanez 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base.
Feliz 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
Coste 2-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI. 4-for-his-last-12 with four doubles after starting the year 2-for-14.
Joe Blanton (0-1, 9.00) faces righty Braden Looper (1-0. 3.27) tonight. Blanton has made two starts on the season. He got blasted by the Braves in his first outing, but pitched better against the Nats on Thursday, allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings. Opponents are hitting a brutal .370 against him for the year. Lefties have put up a 444/500/778 line in 20 plate appearances. Looper has allowed four runs in 11 innings over two starts this season. Ryan Howard is 4-for-5 against him in his career with four home runs. Utley 4-for-11 with a double and a home run.