- Dutch receiving Malaysia plane bodies irked at Putin’s daughter in Holland
- Algerian airplane goes missing over Mali: ‘Emergency plan’ launched
- Colorado judge strikes voter-backed gay marriage ban, but issues stay
- Brooklyn Bridge flag-swapping suspects identified by nickname
- Christian woman in Sudan spared for apostasy flies to Italy
- Iraq: 60 dead in attack on prisoner convoy
- Marco Rubio: U.S. at social, moral crossroads
- ‘We’re coming for you, Barack Obama’: Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL
- White flags baffle NYPD: ‘We’re lucky it wasn’t a bomb’
- N.Y. Gov. Cuomo’s office interfered with, pressured corruption commission: report
Phillies unable to slow down Brewers in 6-2 loss
Question of the Day
“The good news is they are leaving town,” Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. “Now we have to concentrate on gaining some momentum starting (Friday).”
They battered the Phillies with 25 runs and 38 hits in the three-game sweep. Milwaukee has batted .320 and has outscored opponents 42-18 during the streak.
“They’re a red-hot team right now,” Sandberg said. “They are hitting up and down the lineup offensively, and their pitching was very good in this series.”
The Phillies continued to have problems in all phases, particularly defensively where they committed their 10th error in nine games and made another costly miscue in the eighth inning that wasn’t scored an error.
“Offensively, we haven’t been able to come up with the big hit with men on base,” Sandberg said. “A hit here and there with men on just hasn’t happened in the last four games.”
While it’s early, the home-opening series showed why Philadelphia has been written off as an also-ran in the NL East this season. Yet, the Phillies aren’t in panic mode.
“I’m not panicking,” Ryan Howard, who went 0-for-2 to drop to .200, said prior to Thursday’s game. “If you guys want to panic, go ahead. Just don’t bring it over here.”
“No, it’s too early,” Philadelphia left-hander Cliff Lee said. “I’m not concerned. We just have to move on and turn it around starting tomorrow.”
Lee (2-1) struck out eight and walked none, but he also allowed eight hits that resulted in three runs in six innings. Lee has allowed 29 hits in three games.
“They’re a good hitting team and they showed it in the whole series,” Lee said. “They flat-out beat us.”
Marlon Byrd homered and had two RBIs for the Phillies, who lost their fourth straight.
The subsidies are a hit with patients who don't exist
- 'We're coming for you, Barack Obama': Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL terrorists
- Algerian airplane goes missing over Mali: 'Emergency plan' launched
- Despite rhetoric, gun prosecutions plummet under Obama
- House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations
- Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine
- Obama says public not familiar enough with issues
- CROWLEY: The good-time president
- Hamas rejects Kerry's call for cease-fire; Hezbollah in Syria could join fight against Israel
- NAPOLITANO: What if our democracy is a fraud?
- EDITORIAL: Poor Hillary, rock-star wannabe
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq