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Brewers flip the script on Phillies with dominant shutout victory


Aaron Nola struggled Tuesday. (Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire)

Final Score: Brewers 10, Phillies 0

Inconsistency has been a recurring theme of the 2021 Philadelphia Phillies season. In a reversal of roles, the Phillies followed up their 12-0 Labor Day victory with a 10-0 loss in Game 2 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Most of the damage was done in the third and sixth innings. The Brewers scored three against Phillies starter Aaron Nola and knocked him out of the game after just five innings.

After scoring 12 runs Monday, the Phillies couldn’t generate any offense against Brewers starter Eric Lauer, who tossed seven shutout innings. Even after his exit, the Phillies went down in order on just five pitches in the top of the eighth inning against Hunter Strickland.

Meanwhile, only one Brewers starter went hitless Tuesday evening. The top of the order produced as Kolten Wong, Eduardo Escobar and Christian Yelich combined for six hits and seven RBIs. Lauer helped himself and got on base twice, including an RBI walk against Ramon Rosso in the sixth inning:

Things started to unravel as Rosso would surrender two more runs on top of the walk. Milwaukee did some more damage against Cam Bedrosian and Enyel De Los Santos in the final innings to cap their lead at 10-0.

Philadelphia looked lifeless in every phase of the game and it cost them some ground in the NL East race. Tomorrow, both teams will eye up a series win in the rubber match with two All-Star starting pitchers facing off in Kyle Gibson and Freddy Peralta.

Shibe Vintage Sports Starting Pitching Performance

Aaron Nola: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO, 92 pitches

It’s been a rough season for Nola, who cruised through the first two innings but ran into trouble in the third. Milwaukee mounted five straight hits and brought three runners across the plate. Outside of that inning, Nola allowed just one hit, but he only lasted five innings total.

Eric Lauer: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 87 pitches

The 26-year-old lefty is easily having the best season of his career. Since the All-Star break, he has posted a 2.73 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and .211 batting average against in seven starts. He has now thrown seven innings in each of his last two starts, with a combined seven hits and one earned run allowed. Tonight’s outing against the Phillies was easily the best of his 2021 campaign.

Phillies Nugget Of The Game

Aaron Nola surpassed 1,000 career innings in his outing tonight.

Ticket IQ Next Game

  • Wednesday, Sept. 8 vs. Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field
  • 7:40 p.m. ET
  • TV: NBC Sport Philadelphia
  • Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP

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5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Steve

    September 8, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Nothing against NOLA. But he is not an ACE.
    PHILLIES need to sign a quality F/A ARM.
    to go along with Wheeler, Nola, Gibson.
    NOT another low cost wishful thinking arm!

  2. William

    September 8, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Actually trade Both Nola and/ or Bohm for a centerfielder and sign a Best you can get pitcher on Free agent market.

    I thinking maybe Nola needs a change of scenery.

    • Martin Bryant

      September 8, 2021 at 11:48 am

      Bohm had such a rough season he’s undervalued – you wont’ get anything for him. The player the Phillies need to trade is Gregorius. I know that’s tough to stomach, but the combination of Hoskins, Segura, Gregorius, and Bohm is not working – defense is too weak and hitting is too streakey. The good news is that you have Torreyes & Galvis and both are occasionally clutch, not-so-streakey hitters and both much better defense. Hoskins we are stuck with – he can’t play any where else and he’s not valuable enough to trade. As mentioned – we have to keep Bohm too. So that leaves Segura and Gregorius. Gregorius hasn’t played anywhere but short in six years. I think Segura’s bat and glove are both better. So trade Gregorius for pitching. To and Freddy can hold short until Stott is ready and cover 3rd if round 3 of Bohm doesn’t work out (and also pitch mop-up, and play everywhere else).

  3. Martin Bryant

    September 8, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Girardi loves his lefty/righty splits. Against LHP – he starts righties Vierling (or Bonifacio or Jankowski) and Torreyes. Vs. RHP he prefers lefties Brad Miller, Didi Gregorius, & Odubel Herrera. Galvis & Marchan are switch hitters. Harper (L), McCutchen (R), Realmuto (R) and Segura (R) start whenever they can.

    I was wondering what the results of this. Just in the last two games we’ve seen the lefty lineup win 12-0 and the righty lineup lose 0-10.

    Over the last ten games – the lefty lineup is 3-0 and has scored 23 runs. The righty lineup is 3-2 and has scored 21 runs. There were two games that were fairly mixed left/right (Gregorius & Herrera but not Miller, etc..) and those were 1-1 with ten runs. I think this indicates that the platooning is working pretty well. If you take out the two recent lopsided games, it’s 2-0 & 11 runs for lefties and 3-1 with 21 for righties and that’s fairly balanced.

    • Martin Bryant

      September 8, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      Correction: Janko is a lefty and appears today with Herrera & Harper in an all-lefty outfield and McCutchen starts out sitting.

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