Milwaukee Brewers-Philadelphia Phillies: Slow Start But a Series Win Is OK

Gerrick ZebroCorrespondent IApril 24, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Jeff Suppan #37 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

After losing a couple close series, the Milwaukee Brewers pulled out a close one against the defending champs, the Philadelphia Phillies.

In game one, the Phillies pounded the Brewers 11-4 even though Ryan Braun went 5-for-5 with four RBI and two home runs. But the starting pitching wasn't there again.

In game two, Braden Looper took the mound and pitched six shutout innings.

Thank you.

Then the bullpen held up their end of the deal pitching three innings, only giving up one run.

The game ended in a 3-1 victory in favor of the Brewers thanks to Hardy's long ball in the fifth and Mike Cameron's two RBI double in the sixth.

In game three, the streaky Dave Bush was on the mound and pitched seven and two-thirds innings, giving up only two hits, one run, and four walks. The walks were a little high, but it didn't hurt him.

Then Mitch Stetter came in for the final one and one-third inning giving up zero hits in that time.

The game ended 6-1, with the Brew Crew finding themselves coming out on top. The Brewers were able to win despite facing Phillies ace Cole Hamels.

Braun went 2-for-4 with two walks and a home run for his fourth on the season. Also, Fielder had three RBI and Hall took one ddep in the eigth inning.

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