PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies needed to beat the Brewers and overcome their own snafu on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Andrew McCutchen homered twice, Brad Miller hit a three-run homer and Sam Coonrod got a five-out save in a 6-5 victory over the Brewers. The Phillies cruised through six innings when a lineup-card error helped to turn a five-run lead into a one-run lead. The strange occurrence had shades of the July 2015 game in Baltimore when the Phillies had their bullpen phone off the hook, preventing them from bringing a reliever into the game, and the April 2018 game in Atlanta, when the Phillies summoned Hoby Milner into the game despite the fact he had not thrown a warmup pitch.
McCutchen hit a leadoff homer in the first and a solo homer in the third. It was the second leadoff homer in three games for McCutchen. It was the first multi-homer game for McCutchen since Sept. 26, 2017.
Miller hit a three-run homer into the second deck in right field in the third to make it 6-1.
Aaron Nola threw 114 pitches in six innings. Phillies manager Joe Girardi planned to have Enyel De Los Santos start the seventh. The Phillies announced his promotion from Triple-A Lehigh Valley at 5:19 p.m. ET, a little less than two hours before the game.
One problem: De Los Santos wasn’t on the lineup card, so he could not pitch.
David Hale entered and ignited a four-run rally for the Brewers. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer off left-hander JoJo Romero to make it 6-5.
But Coonrod recorded five outs to get the Phillies back to .500 and win consecutive games for the first time since their 4-0 start.