The Philadelphia Phillies cancelled their home opener on Monday, so the game was rescheduled for yesterday. The Brewers wanted to come to Philly, score a lot of runs, and dampen the mood of the fans at Citizens Bank Park. And that's exactly what they did.
The Brewers were powered by a historic day from Ryan Braun, who homered thrice, and drove in seven runs in his five at bats. Kyle Lohse delivered a good start, allowing three runs on seven hits in five strong innings. Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Gomez each doubled, with the elder totaling three hits. And the Brewer bullpen allowed only one Phillies run over four good innings in the "complete game," where the Brewers were playing well in all aspects of the game.
The Phillies took a lead in the bottom of the first on a Marlon Byrd single, but after allowing one to tie the game in the top of the second, they never regained the lead. Kyle Kendrick pitched five innings and allowed six runs (four earned) on nine hits. The Phillies bullpen added insult to injury, allowing four more runs (three were earned). Ben Revere and Jimmy Rollins led the team with three hits.
Brewers 10, Phillies 4