Jeremy Hellickson (4-3, 3.68 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies (27-28) go up against Junior Guerra (3-1, 3.47 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (25-30) in the third of a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies won the last game 6-3, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 3:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 4 and will air on CSPh and FSWI.
In his last start, Hellickson pitched 7.0 innings, allowing one run and striking out eight in a 4-3 loss to the Nationals. Maikel Franco (.253, 16 Rs, 9 HRs, 30 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI. The Brewers were unsuccessful against the Cardinals 6-0 the last time Guerra pitched. He went 6.1 innings, giving up four runs (one unearned) and striking out six. Chris Carter (.226, 27 Rs, 14 HRs, 33 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Phillies -110 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 7.5.
The Phillies are 3-2 against the Brewers this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
Milwaukee has won 41% (9-13) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Philadelphia has won 43% (10-13) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Brewers managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Phillies who are heading in with a 9-3 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Brewers are 21-5. The Phillies have a 17-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 29th in runs, Philadelphia has earned 173 this season. Milwaukee ranks 19th with 228 runs.
Ranking 27th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 133 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at second with 224.
When the Phillies hit at least one home run, they are 21-13. When the Brewers hit at least one homer, they have an 18-14 record.