Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:10 PM (Miller Park)
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in game one of a three game weekend set in MLB action from Miller Park on Friday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to build some steam after earning a series split with the Cubs to start the week, following a 9-7 win over Chicago in the series finale on Thursday. Andrew McCutchen and Jean Segura each had two hits and two RBIs with McCutchen hitting a pair of doubles while Segura had a home run and a double. J.T. Realmuto had a solo home run while Bryce Harper, Rhys Hoskins and Odubel Herrera each had RBIs as well in the victory. Scott Kingery went 2 for 4 with a double while Sean Rodriguez went 2 for 5 in the winning effort for the Phillies. Aaron Nola got the win on the mound to improve to 5-0 on the year after allowing three runs on four hits while walking four and striking out six over 5.1 innings of work. Hector Neris closed out the 9th for his 8th save of the season. Jerad Eickhoff will start game one and is 2-2 with a 3.23 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. In his career, Eickhoff is 1-3 with a 6.55 ERA and 19 strikeouts against Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers come into this one looking to build some momentum after an 11-9 win over Cincinnati on Wednesday. Orlando Arcia went 2 for 4 with three RBIs while Eric Thames and Yasmani Grandal each had two RBIs with Grandal hitting a home run. Mike Moustakas went 3 for 5 with a solo home run while Keston Hiura had a solo home run of his own. Hernan Perez went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI and Jesus Aguilar added an RBI as well to round out Milwaukee’s scoring as a team in the win. Lorenzo Cain added a base hit as well in the victory for the Brew Crew. Zach Davies gave up six runs on six hits in three innings in the start, not factoring in the decision. Junior Guerra got the win to improve to 2-0 on the year while Josh Hader picked up his 12th save of the season. Chase Anderson will start game one and is 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. In his career, Anderson is 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA and 21 strikeouts against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is 3-13 in Eickhoff’s last 16 road starts and 17-35 in their last 52 road games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 Friday games. Milwaukee is 4-1 in Anderson’s last 5 home starts and 35-16 in their last 51 home games while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record.
Both starters have a career ERA well over six against their opposition on Friday, but the difference for me is that Eickhoff has scuffled in his last two starts, giving up nine runs in nine innings. Anderson hasn’t gone deep in any of his starts this season, but he’s thrown shutouts in two of his three starts and has a solid offense of his own behind him. I just think Milwaukee is the play, especially at home on Friday.