Pat Burrell’s two-out, two-run double in the eighth broke up a tie ballgame, as the Phillies held on to beat Milwaukee and split their two-game series.
On in relief of Jamie Moyer – who allowed one run over six innings – Tom Gordon pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. Then, J.C. Romero, Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge (S, 5) combined for two shutout innings to preserve the win. Jayson Werth accounted for the Phillies’ other run with a solo shot in the sixth. Ryan Howard, who started the game on the bench, ended up with two at bats and struck out both times.
Beerleaguer: Burrell’s torrid April continues as he rises to the occasion again w/RISP. As for the ‘pen, they’ve pitched 14.0 scoreless innings over the Phils’ last five games. So far, the front office rally cry appears to be correct in saying they like the way the bullpen sets up at the back-end.