Phillies @ Brewers
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 2-8
- Philadelphia is 2-43 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 27-3 when leading after eight innings.
- Starters going deep into games has not exactly been a guaranteed victory for the Phillies as they are just 20-22 when the starter goes longer than six innings.
- Out-hitting an opponent seems to be key as Philadelphia is 26-11 when out-hitting opponents but 7-35 when getting outhit.
- Since June 21st, the Phillies sport the worst batting average in the majors with runners in scoring position batting .149 (17-for-114).
- The Phillies have been held to five or fewer runs in 13 straight games and in 18 of their last 19 games overall.
- Philadelphia has lost 14 of their last 19 games against National League Central opponents.
- Chase Utley responded well to being voted to the All-Star Game with his two-run home run in the first inning last night, his seventh of the season. On the night he was 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored.
- Ben Revere raised his batting average going 2-for-4 with his 26th stolen base of the year and a run scored.
- Ryan Howard went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single that scored Utley.
- Kenny Giles threw 1.1 shutout innings getting another strikeout on his slider. Opponents are now 0-for-16 with 11 strikeouts against Giles' slider.
Place: 1st in NL Central
Last 10: 4-6
- The Brewers are 50-65 all-time against the Phillies but are 3-1 against Philadelphia this season after going 5-2 last season.
- The Brewers enter the series with the Phillies coming off a 1-4 road trip but still boast the best record in the National League.
- Milwaukee is 17-12 in the second game of a series and 5-9 on Tuesdays this season.
- Miller Park has been good to the Brewers so far this season as they are 24-19 at home while going 8-5-1 in their home series this season.
- The Brewers are virtual locks when leading after eight innings as they boast a 43-1 record.
- Ryan Braun had a strong game last night for the Brewers going 2-for-4 with a double.
- Jeff Bianchi drove in both Milwaukee runs with an RBI single in the fifth inning.
- Khris Davis had a decent game at the plate going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
- All-Star centerfielder Carlos Gomez was 1-for-4 on the night with a double but was picked off of second base by Cole Hamels.
- Mark Reynolds went 1-for-4 with a run scored.
- From the eighth hole, Jean Segura was 2-for-4 on the night.
2-8, 4.12 ERA, 1.33 WHIP
Kendrick, 29, allowed two runs on six hits with a walk and four strikeouts on Thursday against the Marlins earning the no-decision. In nine career games (six starts) against the Brewers, Kendrick is 1-5 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. In four career starts at Miller Park, he is 1-2 with a 2.52 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.
9-5, 3.35 ERA, 1.30 WHIP
Peralta, 25, allowed four runs on nine hits with three walks and four strikeouts in six innings on Wednesday against the Blue Jays. In two career starts against the Phillies, Peralta is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP. In 28 career games (27 starts) at Miller Park, he is 12-11 with a 4.03 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.