Phillies woes continue

Sean O'Sullivan gave up 12 hits and six runs in the Phillies 7-4 to the Brewers on Monday.  (Credit: Brian Garfinkel)

Sean O’Sullivan gave up 12 hits and six runs in the Phillies 7-4 to the Brewers on Monday. (Credit: Brian Garfinkel)

With the hiring of a new president, some hoped it could be the burst the team needed to end their losing streak.

The Phillies head a lead for four innings before the Brewers just kept swinging and finally exploded in the sixth inning to put themselves ahead for the rest of the game.

Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun lead the way for the Brewers’ offense from the two and three holes, combining for seven hits (six that were singles), while driving in three runs and scoring twice.

The loss ensured that the Phillies will win fewer than 10 games in a month for a second time this season. This was also the fourth loss in five games and the 16th time in June that they allowed double-digit hits in a game.

Even though it was horrible the Phillies allowed three runs in the sixth, a few strong defensive plays by the infield prevented the Brewers from scoring even more. With the bases loaded and no one hot, Adam Lind hit a soft chopper to shortstop Freddy Galvis, who charged the ball and threw home to get the out and leave the bases loaded.

On the next play, pitcher Justin De Fratus forced another ground ball, hitting off his glove to second baseman Cesar Hernandez, who was able to flip to Galvis to start an inning-ending 4-6-3 double play.

Phillies pitcher Sean O’Sullivan was settled with the loss, allowing 12 hits and six runs in five innings of work, while striking out three and walking one.

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