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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies Preview and Predictions 05-16-2019 in MLB


The Milwaukee Brewers regained their footing following a three-game losing skid to win back-to-back games and nine of their last 12 overall. The Brewers look to remain on the fast track on Thursday afternoon in the series finale against the host Philadelphia Phillies, who have lost two straight after winning 11 of their previous 15.

Milwaukee rebounded from a 7-4 setback in the opener to yield just three runs in its last two games while Ryan Braun is 3-for-8 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs scored in that stretch. Braun, a former National League Most Valuable Player, is 60-for-147 with 45 RBIs with 38 runs scored in his career at Citizens Bank Park and is 2-for-5 versus Thursday starter Zach Eflin. While Eflin has been rock-solid in his last three starts, the Phillies' defense left plenty to be desired in Wednesday's 5-2 setback as a pair of gaffes led to a three-run third inning. Jean Segura belted a solo homer in the first inning and carries a six-game hitting streak into Thursday's tilt versus right-hander Zach Davies.

TV: 1:05 p.m. ET, MLB Network, FS Wisconsin (Milwaukee), NBCS Philadelphia

PITCHING MATCHUP: Brewers RH Zach Davies (4-0, 1.54 ERA) vs. Phillies RH Zach Eflin (5-3, 2.47)

Davies worked into the seventh inning for the third time this season on Saturday after allowing one run on six hits in a no-decision at the Chicago Cubs. The 26-year-old has won just one of his four road starts this season as opposed to posting a 3-0 mark with an 0.76 ERA at Miller Park. Andrew McCutchen (4-for-12, homer, five RBIs) and Maikel Franco (4-for-6, homer, four RBIs) have enjoyed success versus Davies, who split a pair of starts with a 7.15 ERA and 1.94 ERA versus Philadelphia while permitting the club to bat .333 against him.



Eflin became the majors' first pitcher with two complete games this season and recorded his second career shutout after scattering four hits and striking out seven in Saturday's 7-0 win at Kansas City. The 25-year-old, who also notched a complete game against Miami on April 28, has allowed just two runs on 15 hits in his last three starts (25 innings). While Lorenzo Cain (2-for-5) has enjoyed some success in a small sample size versus Eflin, the hurler can take some solace in getting the better of reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich (0-for-5).

WALK-OFFS

1. Philadelphia C J.T. Realmuto has four hits in the series and seven with three RBIs and three runs scored in his last six games overall.

2. Cain is 10-for-29 during his six-game hitting streak.

3. Phillies 1B Rhys Hoskins is 4-for-25 with nine strikeouts in his last seven games.

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Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Capacity: 46,528

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Last Injuries

Philadelphia Phillies

  • David Robertson

    Elbow
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Robertson has been transferred to the 60-day injured list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. He will miss the remainder of the 2019 season.

  • Roman Quinn

    Groin
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Quinn has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right groin strain, and it is unknown when he will return to the lineup.

  • Jake Arrieta

    Elbow
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Arrieta has been transferred to the 60-day injured list after having season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow.

  • Seranthony Dominguez

    Elbow
    Mid Sept | 60-day IL

    Dominguez has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to ulnar collateral ligament damage in his right elbow. He is likely to return during the middle of September.

  • Jay Bruce

    Arm
    Early Sept | 10-day IL

    Bruce has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a flexor strain in his left arm. He will be on the shelf until the early part of September.

  • Bryce Harper

    Conditioning
    Prob Tues | probable

    Harper exited the previous game due to dehydration but is expected to suit up Tuesday against the Red Sox.

  • Edubray Ramos

    Shoulder
    Mid Sept | 60-day IL

    Ramos has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a right shoulder impingement and is expected to be out of commission until at least the middle of September.

  • Jerad Eickhoff

    Bicep
    Late Aug | 60-day IL

    Eickhoff has been shifted to the 60-day injured list due to tendinitis in his right bicep. He is likely to return during the end of August.

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Jimmy Nelson

    Elbow
    Early Sept | 60-day IL

    Nelson has been moved to the 60-day injured list due to a right elbow effusion. He has begun a rehab assignment and is expected to return during the early part of September.

  • Lorenzo Cain

    Oblique
    Prob Tues | probable

    Cain is expected to be in Tuesday's lineup versus the Cardinals despite a tweaked oblique.

  • Jhoulys Chacin

    Oblique
    Mid Sept | 10-day IL

    Chacin has been added to the 10-day injured list with a right lat strain. He is expected to be out until at least the middle of September.

  • Zach Davies

    Back
    Prob Mon | probable

    Davies has been activated from the 10-day injured list with back spasms and is expected to return to the mound Monday against the Cardinals.

  • Lorenzo Cain

    Oblique
    Out Mon | out

    Cain was held out the last game with a tweaked oblique muscle and will not be in Monday's lineup versus the Cardinals.

  • Ryan Braun

    Rest
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Braun is not expected to suit up against the Cardinals on Monday due to a day of rest.

  • Lorenzo Cain

    Rest
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Cain is not expected to be in the lineup Sunday as he will likely be given a routine day for rest.

  • Lorenzo Cain

    Rest
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Cain is not expected to be in the starting lineup against the Nationals on Saturday as he is likely to receive a day of rest.

philadelphia-phillies Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Ranger Suarez 19 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .500 .500
Logan Morrison 5 1 8 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .375 .500 .375
Jean Segura 113 111 454 66 129 29 3 11 52 197 7 57 2 .284 .434 .331
Cesar Hernandez 124 119 466 54 132 23 3 8 53 185 7 73 2 .283 .397 .329
J.T. Realmuto 119 107 433 75 120 29 1 19 66 208 7 107 1 .277 .480 .328
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Hector Neris 53 0 158 71 6 35 8 1 20 0 0 1 17 892
Jose Alvarez 51 1 141 36 1 50 5 3 18 0 0 0 14 742
Juan Nicasio 44 0 137 43 2 54 4 5 27 0 0 5 20 808
Adam Morgan 40 0 89 29 3 20 4 1 14 0 0 1 10 463
Aaron Nola 27 27 484 180 9 138 22 3 67 0 0 6 61 2659
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
J.T. Realmuto 119 107 0 40 34 7 0 8
Andrew Knapp 60 21 0 12 3 3 0 2
Drew Butera 7 5 0 2 0 0 0 0
Aaron Altherr 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Adam Haseley 32 27 0 0 0 0 2 0

milwaukee-brewers Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Jacob Nottingham 6 0 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 5 0 2 0 .400 1.000 .400
Christian Yelich 111 108 422 87 141 24 3 41 89 294 24 100 2 .334 .697 .426
Aaron Wilkerson 8 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 1 0 .333 1.333 .333
Junior Guerra 48 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .333 .333 .333
Jesus Aguilar 16 12 44 7 14 9 0 1 5 17 0 8 0 .318 .386 .392
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Alex Claudio 66 0 151 38 5 48 6 2 23 0 0 3 19 808
Junior Guerra 55 0 199 61 4 45 9 2 30 0 0 6 30 1137
Matt Albers 54 0 157 52 2 39 5 3 22 0 0 4 21 828
Jeremy Jeffress 46 0 153 46 4 51 5 0 28 0 0 0 16 850
Josh Hader 45 0 170 106 3 32 13 1 21 0 0 1 17 913
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Yasmani Grandal 117 105 0 51 20 5 0 6
Manny Pina 62 32 2 17 7 6 0 2
Erik Kratz 15 9 1 7 2 4 0 1
Adrian Houser 24 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ben Gamel 107 54 0 0 0 1 2 0