With Weeks in the leadoff spot, the Brewers are 15-11. With Hall
at No. 2, the team is 7-4.
"Both have been doing a fine job up there," Milwaukee coach
Ned Yost said. "They give us a lot of different abilities up there
with power and speed. They gave us some big two-out run production
Carlos Lee also homered and Hall drove in four runs for the
Brewers, who have won all five games over the Phillies this season.
Jimmy Rollins had three hits with a homer and three runs scored
for Philadelphia, which has lost nine of 11 since going 13-1 at the
start of the month.
Weeks, who is hitting .500 (12 for 24) in his last seven games,
launched a two-run homer into the left-field seats off reliever
Ryan Franklin (1-4) for his fifth homer of the season. Hall's shot
went even farther, reaching the second deck in left field for his
"We have confidence in our lineup that we're going to score
runs," Hall said. "We've been able to play good baseball at home
and now we are looking to get that kind of momentum on the road."
Both Weeks and Hall seem to have embraced their new spots in the
"I'm feeling more comfortable in the leadoff spot than I did
earlier in the year," Weeks said. "It took some adjusting, but
the more experience I get, the better I feel."
Hall is feeling pretty good too.
"I know I'm going to get a lot of fastballs with Weeks on base
and Carlos (Lee) hitting behind me," said Hall, who has four hits
on the road trip, three for homers.
Franklin has now given up six homers in just 23 2-3 innings.
"My mistakes are getting hit right now," Franklin said.
Matt Wise (3-2) surrendered a game-tying homer to Ryan Howard in
the seventh but rebounded with a scoreless eighth and earned the
win. Derrick Turnbow pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 17
"The way we battled back after they got the momentum in the
seventh shows the character of this team," Wise said.
Hall added, "They had the momentum for a half-inning. When we
got the three runs that probably took a lot out of them."
The Phillies overcame a four-run deficit behind a pair of
two-run homers by Rollins and Howard.
Rollins, who was reinserted into the leadoff spot after being
dropped to sixth for two games, got the Phillies within 6-4 with a
two-run homer to right-center field in the fifth. It was his fifth
After Pat Burrell grounded into a double play, Howard hit a long
two-run homer to left field against Wise in the seventh. Howard has
hit 11 of his 16 homers in May.
Lee connected for a two-out, two-run homer in the first off
starter Gavin Floyd, tucking his 17th homer into the front row of
the right field seats as the Brewers took a 2-0.
Hall added a two-out, two-run single in the second inning as the
Brewers padded their lead to 4-1.
Hall and Fielder had RBI sacrifice flies in the fourth and fifth
innings, respectively, to chase Floyd.
Philadelphia's Aaron Rowand went 0-for-4 in his return from the
15-day disabled list. He was greeted with a hero's welcome,
receiving standing ovations from the crowd during the announcement
of starting lineups and his first at-bat in the first inning.
Rowand suffered a broken nose and non-displacement fractures
around his left eye after crashing into the then-not padded center
field fence on May 11, robbing New York Mets' Xavier Nady of a hit
with the bases loaded. The Phillies went on to win 2-0 in a
Floyd, who pitched on three days rest, surrendered six runs and
nine hits in 4 1-3 innings. He struck out four and walked two.
"Floyd had trouble locating his pitches and holding runners
on," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "It was a real
struggle for him."
Weeks was hit by a pitch for the second time in the series
and a NL-leading 10th time for the season. ... Phillies C Mike
Lieberthal, on the 15-day DL since May 5 with a left knee bruise,
played five innings at Double-A Reading. He went 0-for-2. ... Chris
Coste, who entered his first ML game at catcher in the fifth inning
on a double-switch, was called for catcher's interference two
batters later. The error that was charged was the second by a
Phillies catcher in the same inning. Starter Sal Fasano had an
error on a Lee stolen base attempt. ... Oddly, Brady Clark was
called out for batter's interference in the eighth inning. He was
the same batter when Coste was ruled for catcher's interference.
Yost said, "I have never seen that before but (Clark) was probably
told a couple of times to get in (the batter's box). ... 2B Chase
Utley had his 11-game hitting streak snapped. He went 0-for-4. <