Phillies @ Brewers
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 3-7
- 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 28-3 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 8-35 when getting outhit.
- Since June 21st, the Phillies are batting .172 (21-for-122) with runners in scoring position.
- The Phillies have been held to five or fewer runs in 18 of their last 20 games overall.
- Philadelphia has lost 14 of their last 20 games against National League Central opponents.
- Domonic Brown came alive offensively last night going 2-for-3 with his sixth home run of the year, a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs.
- Ben Revere continued to improve his batting average tonight going 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
- Chase Utley was a run-producer for the Phillies tonight with three RBIs and a stolen base.
- Koyie Hill even went 1-for-4 with an RBI infield single.
- Cody Asche had a strong game going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
Place: 1st in NL Central
Last 10: 3-7
- The Brewers are 50-66 all-time against the Phillies but are 3-2 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 17-9 in the third game of a series and 7-7 on Wednesdays this season.
- Miller Park has been good to the Brewers so far this season as they are 24-20 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.
- Lyle Overbay's first inning grand slam last night gave the Brewers a 5-1 lead.
- Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with a double along with the first hit of the year off Ken Giles' slider with a bunt in the eighth.
- Scooter Gennett had a strong game going 3-for-5 with a solo home run.
- Mark Reynolds hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in the sixth inning.
- Jonathan Lucroy put up a two-hit night including a double and a run scored.
3-8, 4.48 ERA, 1.52 WHIP
Hernandez, 33, allowed five runs on 10 hits with four walks and three strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work in Friday's loss to the Pirates. In two career games (one start) against the Brewers, Hernandez is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. Hernandez has thrown one scoreless inning at Miller Park.
9-3, 3.18 ERA, 1.10 WHIP
Lohse, 35, allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits with a walk and eight strikeouts in five innings of work in Friday's loss to the Reds. In 14 career starts against the Phillies, Lohse is 5-4 with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. In 32 career games (31 starts) at Miller Park, he is 12-8 with a 3.63 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.