Game 88 - Friday Night, July 14th in Milwaukee
Record - 29-59, 5th place, 23 1/2 games behind the Nationals
One Sentence Summary: Nick Pivetta suffered though an 8-run second inning as the Brewers demolished the Phillies, 9-6.
What It Means: This game actually could have been a lot uglier as the first place Brewers are one of the better hitting teams in baseball.
What Happened: The Phillies scored two quick runs in the first, and for a brief moment it seemed as if the second half of the season would be different. And then the bottom of the second arrived. Pivetta ended up throwing five innings, allowing nine runs on seven hits, including two home runs in the second - a three-run home run to Orlando Arcia and a grand slam to Ryan Braun.
Odubel Herrera hit a two-run home run in the sixth. Aaron Altherr, the team's best and hottest hitter, left the game in the fifth inning after injuring his hamstring running out a double.
Featured Cards: The Brewers are celebrating their championship 1982 season all weekend and both teams are wearing throw-back uniforms. This gives me a chance to expand the Chachi Archives set with three more cards and I'll add more throughout the weekend if good pictures are available.
I would be one happy fan if the Phillies went back to the baby blue road jerseys full time.