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Brewers get swept by Phillies; have lost nine out of 10

Jul 10, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

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The Cardinals and Reds were both dealt some tough blows on the injury front today, but the Brewers are doing their part to let them hang around in the National League Central. The Phillies defeated the Brewers 9-1 this afternoon at Miller Park in Milwaukee to complete a four-game sweep.

Matt Garza was the story early on in this one, as he didn’t give up his first hit until Jimmy Rollins led off the top of the seventh inning with a single. The Brewers held a 1-0 lead before Garza was pulled with two on and two outs in the eighth inning. It was all downhill from there, at least if you are a Brewers fan. The Phillies ended up scoring seven runs in the inning and sent 12 batters to the plate. Rollins, Ryan Howard, Cody Asche, and Domonic Brown all drove in runs in the stunning rally. Howard added a two-run homer in the ninth to officially make it a laugher.

The Brewers have now lost five games in a row and nine out of their last 10. While Ron Roenicke’s club still owns the National League’s best record at 52-41, they are now just one game up in the loss column over the second-place Cardinals. The two clubs will finish off the first half with a series this weekend in Milwaukee.

  1. wick0926 - Jul 10, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    At first when they lost 5 out 6 I was thinking its a 162 game season every team has little bit of a swoon and I was kind of expecting this to happen sometime. Now that it is 9 out 10 and watching them play they look seriously lost and this all-star break can not come soon enough.

  2. Jeff - Jul 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Methinks a players only meeting is needed. Time for a serious gut check. Manager included on that one.

  3. udkidd - Jul 10, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Go Phillies! Now sell at the trade deadline. We’re not going anywhere this year!

    • tuberippin - Jul 11, 2014 at 5:27 AM

      Felt nice to win a couple for once this season.

      • philswfc08 - Jul 11, 2014 at 9:56 AM

        yeah, unfortunately though Ruben probably thinks they can contend now and won’t make any necessary moves.

  4. barkleyblows - Jul 10, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Good. Brewers and their fans suck!

    • lifer124 - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:27 PM

      While you, obviously, are a great fan. Likely one of the classy bunch from STL.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 11, 2014 at 9:52 AM

        Leave St. Louis out of it Lifer. Looks at his screen name. That tells you all you need to know.

    • weeniss - Jul 11, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      Real classy… sound like a Red Sox fan….

  5. onbucky96 - Jul 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM

    Fugly. God awful, this is what got Ned Yost fired a few yrs back.

  6. kevinsterne - Jul 10, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    League seems to have caught onto will smith. He’s gotten absolutely shelled his last 5-6 outings

  7. hodaghunter - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:21 AM

    Time to grab the bats and go all Bull Durnham on them in the showers!

  8. mungman69 - Jul 11, 2014 at 3:33 AM

    Here come those Phillies, now THEY will lose 9 of 10.

    • deepstblu - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

      They are returning home, where they have been painfully awful this year.

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