Chase Anderson (1-1, 2.25 ERA) and Charlie Morton (1-1, 3.86 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the Milwaukee Brewers (7-10) and the Philadelphia Phillies (8-9) at Miller Park. The Phillies won the last game 5-2, and Philadelphia leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 23 and can be seen on CSPh and FSWI.
Anderson pitched 5.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering five runs (one unearned) and striking out four in a 7-4 defeat to the Twins. Chris Carter (.259, 8 Rs, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI. Morton went 6.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out six and walking two in a 3-2 win over the Nationals in his last outing. Maikel Franco (.274, 5 Rs, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Phillies, going 3 for 4 yesterday with two runs, two home runs, and three RBIs.
The odds for Milwaukee and Philadelphia are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently not available. Milwaukee is one of the best in the NL in terms of walks, earning an average of 4.1 per game. Opponents have consistently been struck out by the Brewers, who lead the NL in strikeouts per game with 6.2.
The Phillies have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
When leading after seven innings, Milwaukee is 3-3, while Philadelphia is 3-4.
The Phillies are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded nine strikeouts. The Brewers have a record of 5-7 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 1-10. The Phillies have a 3-7 record when opponents outhit them.
Tied at 17th for total home runs, Milwaukee and Philadelphia have each hit 15 homers this season.
Ranking 30th, Philadelphia is at the bottom of the league in hits, notching 6.88 per game. Milwaukee ranks near the bottom at 29th with 7.06.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Milwaukee has an OPS of .000 this season. Philadelphia ranks 28th with an OPS of .637.
When the Phillies allow at least one home run, they are 3-7. When the Brewers allow one or more homers, they have a 7-9 record.