The Milwaukee Brewers and the Philadelphia Phillies will begin a three-game series Friday evening from Miller Park. The Phillies will give the call to 28-year old right-hander Jerad Eickhoff, and 31-year old right-hander Chase Anderson will toe the rubber for the Brewers. The Brewers took three of four in Philadelphia last week.
Eickhoff Surrenders Three Homers Against Rockies
Jerad Eickhoff will get the nod for the eighth time of the year, looking to get back on track after a few rough outings. Eickhoff conceded four runs on three home runs in five innings against the Rockies in his latest effort, resulting in a no-decision in a 7-5 Phillies’ defeat. The fifth-year right-hander has surrendered nine runs over his last two starts, although he still features a solid 3.23 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP paired with a 2-2 record in 39 innings on the season. Eickhoff faced the Brewers earlier this month and he struggled, allowing five runs in four innings, and he owns a 1-3 record with a poor 6.65 ERA in 22 career innings against the Brew Crew. Ryan Braun is 3 for 10 against Eickhoff, while Travis Shaw is 0 for 5, and Christian Yelich is 4 for 15.
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J.T. Realmuto has quietly been a significant addition to the Phillies this season. The 28-year old catcher continues to excel, belting three homers with six RBI’s in his last five games, and he is hitting .273 with seven home runs and 31 RBI’s on the season. Realmuto is 4 for 11 with one RBI against the Brewers pitching this season.
The first place Phillies are scoring an average of 4.98 runs per game, ranking them 11th in the Major Leagues. The Philadelphia pitching staff is carrying a strong 4.05 team ERA, good for 10th in the big leagues. The Phillies stand at 11-11 on the road this season.
Anderson Limits Braves to One Run in Return from IL
Chase Anderson will make his ninth appearance and fourth start of the season in this one. Anderson faced the Braves in his previous start and he was decent, holding Atlanta to one run (zero earned) but he did walk four batters in a four-inning outing. The five-year veteran right-hander has been dealing with a blister which has resulted in only one outing this month. Overall he is pitching well, registering a sharp 2.66 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP to go with a 2-0 record in 23.2 innings. The Phillies have given Anderson trouble in the past as he owns a 1-3 record and a poor 6.75 ERA in five career starts. Maikel Franco is 5 for 10 against Anderson, while Bryce Harper is 1 for 4, and Odubel Herrera is 5 for 12.
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Ryan Braun had a big series in Philadelphia last week, collecting 7 hits in 13 at-bats with four RBI’s in four games. The 12-year veteran left-fielder is on a roll, featuring a dazzling .404 average on the month, and he has driven in seven runs in his last seven games. Braun owns a .273 average with nine homers and 30 RBI’s on the season. Christian Yelich is questionable for this one with back spasms, and Travis Shaw has landed on the 10 day IL.
The second place Brewers rank 13th in the Major Leagues with an average of 4.90 runs per game. The Milwaukee pitching staff holds a 4.31 team ERA, pegging them 15th overall. The Brewers feature a 17-9 home record.
The Philadelphia Phillies are:
- 3-13 in Eickhoff’s last 16 road starts.
- 7-15 in Eickhoff’s last 22 starts on 4 days of rest.
- 3-7 in Eickhoff’s last 10 starts against a team with a winning record.
The Milwaukee Brewers are:
- 4-1 in Anderson’s last 5 home starts.
- 4-1 in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record.
- 20-6 in their last 26 games following an off day.