Jerad Eickhoff (2-7, 4.07 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies (26-27) meet Chase Anderson (2-6, 5.00 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (24-29) in the first of a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies go into this series looking to snap a six-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jun. 2 and will air on CSPh and FSWI.
In his most recent outing, Eickhoff pitched 6.0 innings, giving up four runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 4-1 loss to the Cubs. Odubel Herrera (.319, 28 Rs, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. The Brewers were unsuccessful against the Reds 7-6 the last time Anderson pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing one run and striking out three. Ryan Braun (.352, 23 Rs, 9 HRs, 32 RBIs, 5 SBs) has been hitting the ball well for the Brewers, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
The odds are Phillies -125 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 8.
In their previous three games this season, the Phillies have a 2-1 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - MIL
When leading after seven innings, Milwaukee is 9-12, while Philadelphia is 9-13.
The Brewers are coming into this game after allowing no walks during their last outing. The Phillies have a 2-5 record when opponents don't give up any walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the Brewers are 20-5. The Phillies have a 16-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 29th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 166 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the bottom half at 18th with 221.
Ranking 27th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 129 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at second with 216.
When the Phillies hit at least one home run, they are 20-12. When the Brewers hit at least one homer, they have a 17-13 record.