Not so fast.
It looked as if Charlie Manuel & Co. were in for smooth sailing en route to their sixth straight win, but the Brewers came back from four runs down against Lee to ruin the Phillies' winning streak with a 5-4 victory.
Lee tied his season high with three walks, two of which scored. The most damaging free pass came in the seventh inning with the Phillies ahead, 4-2. Milwaukee's Norichika Aoki walked on six pitches to leadoff the frame before the next batter, Jean Segura, laced a triple to right field and came all the way home to score on an errant cut-off throw by Freddy Galvis that bounced wildly off Erik Kratz.
The Phillies' 4-0 lead was gone and so was Lee after the seventh. The lefty allowed his most hits (8) and runs (4) in a start since May 1.
Jeremy Horst relieved Michael Stutes in the eighth inning with a man on third and two outs and recorded a huge inning-ending out. He wasn't as fortunate, however, in the bottom of the ninth. With one out, Segura, Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez all singled in succession to give the Brewers (23-37) a surprising come-from-behind win.
The Phillies' offense went quiet after Jimmy Rollins (RBI single), Delmon Young (RBI single) and Kratz (two-run home run) handed Lee a four-run advantage in the fourth inning. The Phillies banged out six hits over the first four frames, but had just one the rest of the way.
The Phillies are now back at .500 (31-31) and turn to Kyle Kendrick (6-3, 3.12) on Saturday. He opposes lefty Tom Gorzelanny, who will be making his first start of 2013 and just his second since 2011.