Last call

• Tuesday was the Brewers' seventh game of the season, and their sixth different start time. They had already played games in the 1 p.m. hour local time, 7 p.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. before Kendrick threw his first pitch just after 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

"It will be nice to get back on something [resembling a routine]," Roenicke said. "At least the night games, you get on the same sleep pattern and you know what you're going to do for breakfast and lunch. That works out easier. I think it definitely helps."

Mark Reynolds started at first base for the Brewers over Lyle Overbay on Tuesday, even though the Phillies had the right-handed Kendrick on the mound. Reynolds is a right-handed hitter and Overbay bats left-handed.

"It's the type of pitcher that we think fits [Reynolds]," said Roenicke, who declined to elaborate lest he offer an advantage to the opponent.

The manager is still feeling out his first-base rotation.

"It's going to be tough to figure out how to weigh certain things against each other," Roenicke said. "It's nice, but sometimes you want to put them out there a little bit and let it ride."

• Brewers coaches have been trying to get erstwhile closer Jim Henderson on track after a spring of diminished velocity and command, and Henderson delivered his most promising outing so far on Tuesday against the Phillies. He struck out Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to seal Milwaukee's 10-4 win, touching 97 mph on the stadium radar gun. In Spring Training, Henderson was stuck in the low 90-mph range.

"Really good," catcher Jonathan Lucroy said. "He was 95 [mph], striking people out. Good left-handed hitters, too, guys who are really good fastball hitters. Hopefully that will get him back locked in."

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.