Phillies Beat Brewers from Velasquez Earns Win in Relief

By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor

With help from the recently recalled Vince Velasquez – The Philadelphia Phillies (30-21) defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (29-23), 6-4, in the evening of three-day series at Miller Park.

Velasquez improved to 2-2, while Hector Neris save in as many opportunities. Overall, the Phillies bullows went and hooked out 10 batters. The Phillies won six of last last eight games.

The Phillies and Brewers, May 13-16 at Citizens Bank Park. Both clubs exchanged in the first. Andrew McCutchen against starter brewers Chase Anderson. Two batters later, Bryce Harper RBI to left, his 33rd RBI in a Phillies uniform. Unlike the McCutchen reached with no outs, the Brewers recorded in the first half Ryan Braun and Mike Moustakas hit back-to-back hits, the latter and double RBI.

The Phillies answered back in the second Cesar Hernandez and Scott Kingery hit back-to-back doubles, regaining the 2-1 lead. Kingery's RBI was his first since April 17, eight appearances ago. Like the first inning, Milwaukee a a a a a of of own own their their own in in own in in in in in With two outs, Brewers No. 8 hitter Orlando Arcia hit a solo home run to center, his fifth.

Playing in his 45th game of 2019, reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich extended his MLB lead in the third, his 20th. Yelich did not hit his. T Yasmani Grandal later laced a RBI to give the 4-3 advantage.

Maikel Franco trimmed the RBI infield single to Arcia. Franco bailed out Hernandez and Kingery, who's failed to go home in the bout prior to this; Rhys Hoskins and J.T. Realmuto began the frame with back-to-back singles. An inning later, Harper tied to RBI. The Phillies almost scored more t Lorenzo Cain RBI hit.

Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff strikes; workings of work on 77 pitches and 45 strikes; four runs – all walk – two runs. The batters faced.

Velasquez Made His eight appearance of the season (first from a Starter) with a two-scoreless-inning relief appearance in the fifth and sixth innings. Immediately after entering the game Yelich (walk) Brewers scoring. Velasquez in the sixth, in cluding striking out Keston Hiura and Arcia, swinging hub.

Edgar Garcia (4th), Seranthony Dominguez (7th) Adam Morgan (8th) and Neris (9th) also tossed scoreless innings.

The Phillies took 5-4 minutes of the season. The inning later, Hoskins provided the insurance run by slugging his first home – and hit extra-base May 7, and solo shot.


Game Notes:

  • Against his former club, Jean Segura extended his MLB-best hitting streak to 15 games with a one-out single in the fifth. Segura logged 478 games with the Brewers from 2012 to 2015.
  • Velasquez's outing was his third career in appearance with the Houston Astros.
  • Velasquez was activated prior to the game; RHP Drew Anderson Lehigh Valley as the corresponding move.
  • Neris notched his last 12 months.



What's Next:

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019: at Milwaukee Brewers, 4:10 p.m.
    • Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • RHP Jake Arrieta (4-4, 3.77 ERA) vs. RHP Jhoulys Chacin (3-5, 4.65 ERA)
    • TV: NBCSP; Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP

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