The Phillies went down 5-1 in the first inning to the Brewers via a Scooter Gennett homer and a Lyle Overbay grand slam off of Kyle Kendrick. But the Phillies offense remained patient, with eight out of the first nine hitters reaching base in the second inning to take a 6-5 lead. Domonic Brown would hit a solo homer, his sixth, in the third inning to extend the lead to 7-5 and would double home Ryan Howard and Cody Asche in the fifth to push the lead to 9-5. That would be all the Phillies needed, in spite of a poor effort by Kendrick, as the Phillies would win 9-7.
Revere Stays Hot
Ben Revere started the game with a single and hit a two-run ground rule double in the second, going 2-5 on the night with a pair of runs and RBI. Revere’s average continues to climb closer to .300 and now sits at .294.
Not Kendrick’s Best Night
Kendrick went just 5.2 IP and allowed seven earned runs, allowing three homers.
Bullpen Awesome Again
Luckily for Kendrick, the bullpen was awesome once more. With runners on second and third, Justin De Fratus came in in relief of Kendrick in the sixth with two outs and got Aramis Ramirez to ground out to end the inning.