Cliff Lee came so close to that third win tonight. So close.
Cliff Lee struck out the side in the bottom of the first inning. You know, a strikeout, another strikeout, two solo home runs, and another strikeout. The solo homers went to Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez, the Phillies killers from the previous Brewers-Phillies series at home.
In the top of the third, Ryan Howard reached on a force attempt which allowed Jimmy Rollins to score. Earlier in the inning, Rollins stole second and third. 2-1 Milwaukee.
Ryan Braun homered to right center to kick off the fourth inning, pushing his team's lead to 3-1.
Kevin Frandsen would erase that lead and take one of his own with a bases-clearing double in the fifth inning. Ryan Howard singled, Domonic Brown walked, and Laynce Nix singled to get on base for Kevin. 4-3 Phillies.
Cliff Lee tonight went a magnificent 7 & 2/3 tonight. He allowed three runs (all solo homers) on five hits, walking none and striking out twelve. My goodness, ...