Philadelphia (15-19) at Milwaukee (16-16)

Cloudy Currently: Milwaukee, WI, US
Temp: 55° F
  • Game info: 1:05 pm EDT Wed May 11, 2005
  • TV: CSN
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Doug Davis will try to keep the ball in Miller Park when the Milwaukee Brewers close out a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Davis was pounded for three home runs, including two tape measure blasts from Mike Piazza, in Friday’s 7-4 loss to the New York Mets.

“None of those had a chance,” Davis said of the homers. “I went straight to the umpire and asked for a new ball. That’s all you can do.”

The left-hander was roughed up for six runs and seven hits in six innings.

“You know right when you release it, that it’s a bad pitch,” said Davis, who’s served up seven homers in seven starts. “You just hope he would foul it off or something rather than hit it a country mile.”

Davis, who is making his team-high eighth start of the season, is 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA in two career outings against Philadelphia.

Brady Clark ignited a four-run sixth inning with his third hit of the game as the Brewers rallied past the Phillies 8-5 on Tuesday.

Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel and third baseman David Bell were ejected by plate umpire Alfonso Marquez. Manuel was tossed in the fifth when he argued a strike call on Bell.

Bell was ejected two innings later after he was called out on strikes and angrily threw his bat toward the Phillies’ dugout along the third-base line. He had to be restrained as he hollered at Marquez.

The Phillies got home runs from Bobby Abreu and Mike Lieberthal to give them seven in the first two games of the series.

Abreu’s home run was his sixth of the season and he added his team-leading 10th stolen base. The Phillies’ right fielder hit 30 home runs and stole 40 bases in 2004.

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13-11 Record 11-11
4.53 ERA 3.84
121 K 208
40 BB 93
1.35 WHIP 1.30