Phils denied sweep with Game 3 loss
Moyer, offense unable to deliver on Brewers' home turf
MILWAUKEE -- The Phillies' National League Division Series victory celebration was put on hold Saturday night at Miller Park when the Brewers held on for a 4-1 win that trimmed Philadelphia's lead in the best-of-five series to 2-1.
The Phils will get chance No. 2 after a quick turnaround, roughly 15 hours after Saturday's game, when Game 4 will be contested at 1:07 p.m. ET on Sunday.
"The umpire said that interference was called, the runners could not advance a base," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "I said, well, 'the guy on third base and the guy running from second, they've got to advance.' Like it's a force play. And he said that's still not ‑‑ the rule.', I said, 'Do you know the rule?' He said, "Yes, we know the rule." He said, "I'm telling you, that's the rule." At the end [Phils coach] Jimy Williams was wanting me to go out and protest. I said, 'Do you know the rule, is it right?' He said, 'I don't know.' "So I figured I'd better stay where I was at."
"I'm not happy about it," Feliz said of the double-play grounder. "I was trying to hit it hard somewhere. We'll have to win tomorrow. Today is over."As players spoke in hushed tones, no one spoke of the impetus to win Sunday game. Similar to clinching the division, the Phillies would rather line up Hamels for the NLCS and not give Sabathia a chance at revenge. "Last year was over at this point," Burrell said, referring to being swept by the Rockies. "We won two games without getting a whole lot of production from the middle. I think that's a good thing. That means it's about to turn around. We're up 2-1 and we have a chance to take care of this thing tomorrow. It's important for everybody in here to go home, get some rest and come back tomorrow. We're in a good situation. We just have to come out and play hard."
Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.