Rookie Taylor Jungmann (7-4) set a career high with nine strikeouts in 6 1-3 scoreless innings. Francisco Rodriguez converted his 29th save by getting out of two-out, bases-loaded jam in the ninth.
Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer David Denson has become the first openly gay player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball.
Jonathan Lucroy had four of the Brewers’ season high-tying 16 hits and drove in two runs, leading Milwaukee to a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night in a matchup of the two worst teams in baseball.
One full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?
Mike Fiers has always been a late bloomer. He was a 22nd round pick in 2009, and was already 24 years old as his college career took some time due to injuries. He never ranked as a top prospect, and has logged 116 games and 483.1 innings in the Minor Leagues, despite making his MLB debut in 2011.
Let’s look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley homered to support Roberto Hernandez’s solid start, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday night for their third straight win over the NL Central leaders.
Domonic Brown homered and had a two-run single and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied from a big early deficit to outlast the struggling Milwaukee Brewers 9-7 Tuesday night.
Chase Utley hit a two-run homer, and Cole Hamels allowed one earned run over 6 2-3 innings for his first victory in a month as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Monday night.
If you’re in the mood for a road trip, or simply want to come out to support your local team, make your next stop a minor league baseball game at one of these fan favorite stadiums.
Marlon Byrd homered and had two RBIs for the Phillies, who lost their fourth straight.
Chris discussed the demise of the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate, testimony in Congress on the Comcast merger with Time Warner, and Philadelphia’s ban on e-cigarettes. He talks to comedian Jon Lovitz and Greg Conley from the Heartland Institute.
Philadelphia starter Roberto Hernandez allowed four runs – three earned – on seven hits in five innings while coming within one strikeout of matching his career high with nine.
For Phillies fans the only fireworks were of the pre-game variety.