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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.
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Last Injuries

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Vince Velasquez

    Forearm
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Velasquez has been designated to the 10-day injured list with a strained right forearm. It is anticipated that he will likely be away from the field until at least the early portion of June.

  • Tommy Hunter

    Forearm
    Early June | 60-day IL

    Hunter is sidelined with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right forearm and has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. He is expected to be sidelined until the early part of June.

  • Victor Arano

    Elbow
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Arano has been placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation, and he is likely to remain idle until at least the start of June.

  • Edubray Ramos

    Bicep
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Ramos is on the 10-day injured list due to right biceps tendinitis and is likely to be on the IL until at least the beginning of June.

  • Roman Quinn

    Groin
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Quinn has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a Grade 2 right groin strain. It is anticipated that he will be out of action until at least the beginning of June.

  • David Robertson

    Elbow
    Early July | 10-day IL

    Robertson has landed on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right elbow, and he is expected to be away from the field until at least the beginning of July.

  • Scott Kingery

    Hamstring
    Ques Sun | 10-day IL

    Kingery has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain. It is unknown if he will return Sunday against the Rockies.

  • Bryce Harper

    Knee
    Prob Wed | probable

    Harper is battling soreness in his left knee, but it is expected that he will take the field Wednesday against the Brewers.

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Milwaukee Brewers

  • Christian Yelich

    Back
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Yelich has been held out of the previous two games with back spasms, and it is uncertain if he will be in Friday's lineup versus the Phillies.

  • Travis Shaw

    Wrist
    Ques Mon | 10-day IL

    Shaw has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right wrist strain. It is unknown if he will be activated in time for Monday's contest against the Twins.

  • Manny Pina

    Hamstring
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Pina has landed on the 10-day injured list due to a right hamstring strain but is expected to return during the first week of June.

  • Jimmy Nelson

    Shoulder
    Early June | 10-day IL

    Nelson is on the 10-day injured list while recuperating from shoulder surgery and is likely to remain out of commission until the early part of June.

  • Ryan Braun

    Knee
    Out Wed | out

    Braun will not take the field against the Reds on Wednesday as he is dealing with knee discomfort.

  • Jesus Aguilar

    Rest
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Aguilar is unlikely to participate in Tuesday's game against the Reds due to a day of rest.

  • Ryan Braun

    Rest
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Braun is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday against the Braves as he likely will be given the day to rest.

  • Chase Anderson

    Finger
    Prob Sat | probable

    Anderson has been activated from the 10-day injured list where he was recovering from a right middle finger laceration. He is projected to make his scheduled start against the Braves on Saturday.

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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
Scott Kingery 18 9 43 7 15 5 0 2 6 26 2 10 0 .349 .605 .404
Cole Irvin 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .333 .500
Jean Segura 39 39 161 31 52 11 2 4 20 79 3 23 1 .323 .491 .370
Cesar Hernandez 48 47 180 22 55 12 2 4 21 83 3 28 1 .306 .461 .368
J.T. Realmuto 46 42 168 30 46 11 0 6 30 75 2 37 1 .274 .446 .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
Adam Morgan 22 0 51 17 3 7 2 1 4 0 0 1 4 229
Seranthony Dominguez 21 0 59 25 1 21 3 0 13 0 0 1 10 383
Hector Neris 20 0 61 27 2 12 2 0 5 0 0 1 6 326
Jose Alvarez 19 0 55 12 1 22 4 0 11 0 0 0 5 311
Juan Nicasio 18 0 66 20 2 24 1 2 12 0 0 2 11 370
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
J.T. Realmuto 46 42 0 18 18 3 0 3
Andrew Knapp 24 8 0 5 1 1 0 2
Drew Butera 7 5 0 2 0 0 0 0
Aaron Altherr 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
Andrew McCutchen 48 48 0 0 0 2 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
Aaron Wilkerson 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 1.000
Jacob Nottingham 3 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 4 5 0 0 0 .667 1.667 .667
Brandon Woodruff 12 9 24 1 8 2 0 0 2 10 0 11 0 .333 .417 .360
Corbin Burnes 12 4 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .333 .333 .333
Christian Yelich 44 42 157 40 51 7 0 19 41 115 9 34 0 .325 .732 .440
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 27 0 60 16 2 16 3 0 10 0 0 0 8 326
Junior Guerra 21 0 79 22 0 13 3 0 7 0 0 3 11 435
Matt Albers 20 0 60 22 1 18 3 1 10 0 0 0 6 329
Josh Hader 19 0 75 49 0 9 5 0 7 0 0 0 7 387
Jacob Barnes 16 1 47 20 0 18 2 1 14 0 0 2 9 323
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Yasmani Grandal 45 41 0 19 10 1 0 3
Erik Kratz 3 1 1 7 2 4 0 1
Manny Pina 23 11 0 4 1 1 0 1
Ben Gamel 46 27 0 0 0 1 2 0
Christian Yelich 44 42 0 0 0 0 3 0