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Milwaukee Brewers ride 8-run inning to win over Phillies

July 14th, 2017 at 11:13 PM
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Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

WP: Zach Davies (11-4)
LP: Nick Pivetta (2-5)
SV: Corey Knebel (15)

HR: PHI – Odubel Herrera (7), MIL – Orlando Arcia (9), Ryan Braun (11)

The Brewers may have been playing their first game since Sunday, but Zach Davies hadn’t played in a baseball game in 8 days. He pitched like it.

Despite being spotted an 8-spot in the 2nd inning, Davies was only able to go 5.1 innings after allowing 6 runs (5 earned) on 7 hits and 5 walks, but the Brewers were able to hang on to win anyway by a score of 9-6.

Davies once again struggled with control early, allowing the first four Phillies to hit in the game to reach base. Aaron Altherr led off with a ground rule double. Freddy Galvis followed with a single. Maikel Franco punched an RBI single through the infield. Tommy Joseph walked. Finally, Davies recorded an out when Nick Williams flew out, but that drove in another run to give Philly an early 2-0 lead after Keon Broxton’s throw home hit the back of the mound. Miraculously, that was all the damage Davies would allow in the first inning.

The Brewers’ bats also looked like they may be suffering from an All-Star break hangover in the first inning, with Jonathan Villar, Eric Thames and Ryan Braun all striking out against Nick Pivetta on a total of 13 pitches, 10 of which were fastballs.

The offense woke up in a big way after that, though. After Travis Shaw also struck out to start the inning, 8 consecutive Brewers reached base, starting with Domingo Santana’s double. Manny Pina and Keon Broxton followed with a pair of singles, the second of which …

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