Brewers 6, Phillies 1
Game 41 - Tuesday Night, May 14th in Philadelphia
Record - 24-17, 1st place, 3 1/2 games ahead of the Braves and Mets
One Sentence Summary: The Brewers offense punished Jerad Eickhoff while the Phillies offense couldn't figure out Brandon Woodruff in this 6-1 loss.
What It Means: The Phillies had one hit - an infield single from Jean Segura in the first - until the eighth inning. They'd finish with five hits.
What Happened: Eickhoff was pulled after four innings having allowed five runs on eight hits. Austin Davis should get some credit for pitching three scoreless innings in long relief.
Featured Card: Brewers top prospect Keston Hiura made his big league debut, lining a ball off the hip of Eickhoff for his first hit in the Majors. Hiura is the second player from the June 2017 amateur draft to make his debut, following the Braves' Kyle Wright. The Brewers selected Hiura with the ninth overall pick, following the Phillies' selection of Adam Haseley with the eighth overall pick. Haseley is now with the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils, where he's currently hitting .222 (24 for 108) with three home runs and ten RBIs through 29 games.
Field Report: If a Phillies game is attended as part of a work function, should it count in my official win-loss tally for the season? Unfortunately, as was the case with this game, I believe the answer is yes. It turned out to be a nice night, but the product on the field was less than desirable making this one of the worst games I've attended in recent memory.