Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Philadelphia1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 350
Milwaukee2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 481
  W: A. Ashby (2-0)   L: C. Brogdon (5-4)   S: J. Hader (30)
4:40 PM PT5:40 PM MT6:40 PM CT7:40 PM ET19:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT, September 8, 2021
American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  Attendance: 20,654

Phillies seek rebound win vs. Brewers after shutout loss

According to STATS
According to STATS

Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers

  1. The Phillies have won all four meetings this season versus the Brewers (all in Philadelphia, May 3-6). Three of the four games were decided by one run and the other was a two-run affair. Despite losing all four games, the Brewers outhit the Phillies in the series (28-22).
  2. The Phillies lost two of three at Miami after winning their previous six games. Yesterday Philadelphia won on an RBI single in the 10th inning by Odubel Herrera. Philadelphia has 10 extra-innings wins this season, tied for the most in the NL (with the Brewers and Mets).
  3. The Brewers have won two in a row and six of their last eight games. Yesterday, Daniel Vogelbach hit a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning to defeat the Cardinals, 6-5. It was the Brewers' first walk-off grand slam since Ryan Braun on September 25, 2008 against the Pirates.
  4. Freddy Galvis has scored nine runs and recorded eight RBI in his first 11 games with the Phillies. He had just 26 RBI in 72 games for the Orioles earlier this season.
  5. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .500 (5/10) in his first three games back from his strained right hamstring injury. He has hit .375 (18/48) with 18 RBI in 14 career games against the Phillies.
  6. Zack Wheeler leads the NL in strikeouts with 208. He is attempting to be the first Phillies pitcher to lead the NL in strikeouts since Curt Schilling in 1998 (300). Brandon Woodruff owns a 0.73 ERA in his four career starts against the Phillies, allowing five hits in 24.2 innings.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 9/6/2021 thru 9/8/2021

The Philadelphia Phillies have bounced back from tough losses all season.

If they hope to remain in playoff contention, they'll have to quickly erase what transpired Tuesday in an ugly 10-0 defeat to the host Milwaukee Brewers.

The Phillies (71-67) will look for a series victory in the finale on Wednesday when they'll send Kyle Gibson to the mound. They enter play two games out of the second wild-card spot in the National League.

Gibson (10-6, 3.30 ERA) is 1-2 with a 5.66 ERA in his career against the Brewers.

"We have a really veteran team where mindset-wise is in a really good spot," Gibson said. "Every night we take the field, it's going to be a dogfight. It doesn't matter who it is. With a veteran team, I like our chances to win those dogfights."

Gibson has provided a spark for the Phillies since being acquired from the Texas Rangers before the July 31 trade deadline. Even though Gibson allowed an uncharacteristic eight runs in his most recent outing Friday in a loss to the Miami Marlins, he has given the Phillies quality starts.

"It's an addition for this year, obviously, which is really important and for next year," Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. "He just has such a feel for pitching and using both sides of the plate with all of his pitches. He doesn't beat himself. He goes about his business the right way and he's always prepared. I think it's a really good addition."

The Phillies crushed the Brewers 12-0 in the series opener but stumbled with just five hits on Tuesday.

The Brewers dropped the first five games against the Phillies this season, but now they will be searching for their second win in a row and a series victory.

Milwaukee's win Tuesday pushed the franchise 30 games above .500 at 85-55.

"I think the biggest thing is, nobody feels like they have to be the guy, you know?" first baseman Daniel Vogelbach said. "It's like, pass it along to the next guy, have just as much faith in the guy behind you. That's kind of the way it's been all year."

Freddy Peralta (9-4, 2.70 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Brewers. Peralta is 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA in his career against the Phillies.

Peralta had been hampered by a sore right shoulder and struggled with a two-inning outing in his most recent start against the St. Louis Cardinals. Peralta allowed three hits and four runs in two innings and was inconsistent with his command in the 15-4 loss last Friday.

"It was the plan for Freddy from the start to pitch him short and bring him back in four days," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "He was rusty and didn't execute everything. I thought they hit some good pitches."

The Brewers are fully aware that any game against the Phillies will be a tough challenge. That was evident in the series opener.

"That's a really good lineup," said Brandon Woodruff, the losing pitcher, about the Phillies. "They've got a lot of guys who can take you out, like they did (Monday). I think you just have to really make pitches from pitch one. Kind of like San Francisco in a way. Any time you face good major league lineups and make mistakes, they make you pay for them."

--Field Level Media

Updated September 8, 2021