The pattern is all too familiar, the Milwaukee Brewers fall behind early and the offense just can't deliver the big hit. That was the script again Thursday night as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Brewers 5-1 to open a four game series at Miller Park. Wily Peralta gave up runs in each of the first three innings as Philadelphia built a 5-0 lead. Delmon Young went three for five with a home run and John Mayberry, Jr. also went three for five. The top two in the Phillies batting order outhit the Brewer team. Tyler Cloyd picked up the win holding the Brewers off the board through six and two thirds innings, allowing only four hits. He walked five but the Milwaukee offense stranded 9 runners on the night. The only run came home in the 8th on a Jonathan Lucroy single. The Brewers finished with five hits, all singles. Peralta took the loss to drop to 4-7, working 5 innings, giving up seven hits and all five runs. His ERA swelled to 6.16. Milwaukee (22-37) will send Alredo Figaro against Cliff Lee in game two of the series Friday night. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:35 PM on WTAQ.
Milwaukee was without a first round pick in Thursday's Major League Baseball First Year Player draft. The pick was given up when the Brewers signed free agent Kyle Lohse in the off-season. In the second round, the 54th pick overall, Milwaukee selected a right handed high school pitcher, Devin Williams from Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood, Missouri.