The Phillies continued their red-hot ways on Wednesday night, pummeling the Brewers 10-0. Bryson Stott had the best game of his career thus far, going 4-4 and falling only a triple short of the cycle. Rhys Hoskins, Odúbel Herrera and Bryce Harper and dingers of their own, while Aaron Nola hurled eight brilliant innings.
Wednesday’s rout was only the latest in a week-long stretch of Phillies dominance. After beating the Giants last Wednesday, and sweeping the lifeless Angels over the weekend, the Phils have now taken the first two contests of a three-game set in Milwaukee. Tuesday featured a miraculous come-from-behind win, as Alec Bohm and Matt Vierling launched ninth inning homers off of Josh Hader to lift the Phillies to a 3-2 victory.
Tonight’s blowout had no such suspense, as the Phillies jumped all over Brewers’ starter Adrian Houser for four runs in the third inning. After tacking on one each in the fifth and seventh, they put up another four spot in the top of the ninth off rookie Luke Barker. All the while, Nola put up 8.0 dominant innings, surrendering only four hits and no walks while striking out six. Stott hit his third dinger in the past week, and looks to have staked his claim to the second base job with Jean Segura on the shelf.
Interim Manager Rob Thomson is off to an incredible start in Phillies pinstripes, going 5-0 to begin his managerial career. The Phillies will look to sweep the Brewers on Thursday afternoon, as Zach Eflin squares off against reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes.