“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.
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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