Milwaukee Brewers (19-33) @ Philadelphia Phillies (26-28)
Friday, 7:05 - Yovani Gallardo vs. C'mon Hamels
Saturday, 4:05 - Mike Fiers vs. Tyler Cloyd
Sunday, 1:35 - Wily Peralta vs Cliff Lee
Beer Makers Bats:
R - 208 (22nd)
AVG - .256 (13th)
OPS - .719 (17th)
The Brewers have 5 players that are rocking this year- Jean Segura/SS leads the NL in batting average (.358), Ryan Braun/LF continues to kill it (.304/.928), Aramis Ramirez/3B is holding steady (.305/.889), Norichika Aoki/RF is a solid leadoff hitter (.369 OBP), and Carlos Gomez/CF is having a breakout season (.326/.957, 10 HR, 10 SB). First base, second base, and catcher have are their weaknesses. Make no mistake, this is a potent offense primed for an explosion at any time.
Beer Makers Arms:
ERA - 4.55 (27th)
WHIP - 1.38 (26th)
Horrible starting pitching and an inconsistent bullpen are the reasons this club isn't higher in the standings. Francisco Rodriguez is currently the closer after John Axelrod lost the distinction earlier in the season and Jim Henderson came up lame with a hamstring issue. The three guys starting the games this series have been lackluster- Gallardo (4.79/1.48), Fiers (5.66/1.26), and Peralta (6.35/1.73).
Brewers take 2 outta 3 and win games by a large margin. A Hamels meltdown is a good possibility.