Taylor Jungmann (6-4, 2.42 ERA) gets the ball for the Milwaukee Brewers (49-68) as they go up against Aaron Harang (5-13, 4.52 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies (46-70) in the last of a three-game series at Miller Park. The Brewers won the last game 4-2 and Milwaukee leads the series 2-0. The game starts at 2:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 16 and will air on CSPh and FSWI.
In his last start, Jungmann pitched 2.2 innings, giving up two runs (two unearned), striking out three and walking three in a 6-3 loss to the Cubs. Gerardo Parra (.315, 65 Rs, 11 HRs, 33 RBIs, 9 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs, one home run, and one RBI. The Phillies were unsuccessful to the Diamondbacks 13-3 the last time Harang pitched. He went 5.1 innings, allowing eight runs, striking out four and walking one.
Milwaukee, a -168 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Philadelphia. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is set at eight runs. The Brewers are 21-24 as the favorite and have an overall money line of -1,845. They are 5-5 SU and perfect as the favorite (4-0) in their last 10 games.
On the other side, the Phillies have a subpar record of 41-63 when they are the underdog and are -496 overall with the money line. Philadelphia is one of the top road hitting teams in the NL with an average of 8.9 hits per contest.
The Brewers are 5-0 against the Phillies this season. This game will feature Harang (RHP) on the mound against the Brewers, who have a 35-55 record when they take on a right-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Phillies will be the right-hander Jungmann. They sport a 36-55 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - Mil, O/U - Over
Milwaukee won its last game in a shutout, its fifth of the season. Philadelphia has been shut out 11 times this season.
Having scored zero runs in their last game, the Brewers are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Phillies have a 4-0 record in games where opponents scored that many runs.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 10-52. The Phillies have a 16-55 record when opponents outhit them.
Philadelphia ranks near the bottom of the league at 28th when it comes to home runs, hitting 83 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the bottom half at 19th with 102.
Ranking 11th, Milwaukee is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.35 per game. Philadelphia ranks in the top five at fifth with 8.67.
Milwaukee and Philadelphia both rank near the bottom of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Milwaukee sits at 24th with an OPS of .693 and Philadelphia ranks 26th with an OPS of .682.
The Phillies are 21-50 when they allow at least one home run. The Brewers perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 27-47 record.