Without breaking stride, Werth coasted into third with a triple. He came in with the first run when Ryan Howard grounded out to third off lefty reliever Mitch Stetter with one out.
Still, even though the Phils got a run they are 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position tonight.
Brewers’ pitcher Dave Bush’s line:
5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 K – 70 pitches, 51 strikes.
Chad Durbin, a.k.a., “The Chad,” entered the game in the bottom of the sixth, promptly retired catcher Jason Kendall before giving up a single to relief pitcher Carlos Villanueva.
Yes, a relief pitcher got a hit off of a relief pitcher.
So did center fielder Mike Cameron, who made it to base safely for the fourth time in the game, but for the first time via a hit. Luckily for the Phillies the pitcher was clogging up the bases because Villanueva could not score when Bill Hall singled to load ‘em up.
After a seven-pitch strikeout for Durbin against Ryan Braun, manager Charlie Manuel summoned lefty Scott Eyre to face lefty Prince Fielder.
Fielder popped up a 3-1 fastball to Eyre to leave the bases loaded for the second straight inning as the Phils dodged another bullet.
That’s 10 runners left on base for the Brewers – six in scoring position.
End of 6: Brewers 3, Phillies 1