- Giles appeared to have the eighth inning over when he threw a 0-2 pitch to Gomez, who swung and missed. But Ruiz's call for time kept the Brewers alive. Gomez followed with a single to left field to put runners on first and second. Aramis Ramirez then singled to score Ryan Braun to tie the game. Giles imploded at that point, walking Gerardo Parra in an 11-pitch at-bat and pinch-hitter Adam Lind to force in the go-ahead run. "I think he knows what he did," Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said about Giles. "He made a couple of bad pitches after that. But Kenny has done so well for us. He's going to be part of the future."
- Lind stayed in the game to play first base and saved the Brewers' lead with his glove. Milwaukee reliever Jeremy Jeffress inherited a bases-loaded, one-out jam and induced a double-play grounder to third base off the bat of Darin Ruf, with Lind making a terrific scoop of second baseman Scooter Gennett's one-hop relay throw. "We made plays at the end," Counsell said. "The double play was huge. It was good all the way around, all three guys. Scooter with a nice turn, Adam with a nice pick, [Jeffress] getting the ground ball."
- If Hamels wants contending teams to step up to the plate to acquire him, he will need more nights like this before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. He allowed five hits, two runs, one walk and struck out seven in seven innings, putting a disappointing start last week against the Yankees (five runs in five innings) behind him. But once again, he did not get the win. He is winless since May 23.
- Ruiz homered for the first time since Sept. 5, 2014, in the sixth inning to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead. It snapped a run of 244 plate appearances without a home run.
- Braun collected four more hits and boosted his lifetime average at Citizens Bank Park to .438 (42-for-96). The only player with a higher average in 40-plus at-bats here is Brewers teammate Lucroy, at .479 (23-for-48).
- Brewers manager Craig Counsell is among the many who have taken notice of the month Phillies rookie third baseman Maikel Franco has been having. Counsell said that though Franco might have "flown under the radar" compared to other hyped rookies such as Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant or Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson, he thinks Franco has "played as well as any of them so far."
- Just as Lohse has struggled in recent weeks, so too has Phillies slugger Ryan Howard. That being said, their matchup will be an interesting one. Howard has batted below .200 since June 10, but is a lifetime 12-for-31 with three home runs and 11 RBIs vs. Lohse. The only players who have more RBIs off Lohse than Howard are Carlos Beltran, Magglio Ordonez and Alfonso Soriano, each of whom have at least 25 more plate appearances against Lohse than Howard.
- Outfielder Khris Davis, who the Brewers placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 31, will begin a rehab assignment at Class A Wisconsin Wednesday. He has been sidelined with a right knee injury.