Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Saturday May 25, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
Milwaukee Brewers -120 / Philadelphia Phillies +110 -- O/U: 9
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in game two of their three game set in MLB action from Miller Park in MLB action on Satuday.
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to build some momentum after picking up a 6-4 win over Milwaukee in game one on Friday. Bryce Harper had a double and two RBIs while Rhys Hoskins went 2 for 4 with a solo home run. Andrew McCutchen and Scott Kingery each had two hits with a double and an RBI with McCutchen adding a 2nd double. Maikel Franco chipped in an RBI to round out Philadelphia’s scoring as a team in the win while Cesar Hernandez doubled and Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto each had base hits as well in the victory. Jerad Eickhoff allowed four runs on five hits over three innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Vince Velasquez got the win to improve to 2-2 while Hector Neris closed out the 9th for his 9th save of the season. Jake Arrieta will start game two and is 4-4 with a 3.77 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. In his career, Arrieta is 8-7 with a 3.38 ERA and 91 strikeouts against Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to rebound after dropping game one on Friday. Christian Yelich and Orlando Arcia each had a solo home run while Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas each had a double and an RBI with Grandal going 2 for 4 at the dish. Ryan Braun went 2 for 4 while Keston Hiura added a base hit as well in the losing effort for the Brew Crew. Chase Anderson allowed three runs on six hits while striking out four over four innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Freddy Peralta took the loss, falling to 2-2 on the year in relief. Jhoulys Chacin will start game two and is 3-5 with a 4.65 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. In his career, Chacin is 4-1 with a 2.59 ERA and 39 strikeouts against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is 3-7 in Arrieta’s last 10 road starts and 5-2 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the NL Central. Milwaukee is 8-1 in Chacin’s last 9 starts against the NL East and 35-16 in their last 51 home games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 home games against a team with a winning record.
Philadelphia took game one but the fact is that the Phillies have been up and down and Arrieta has been hard to trust in his own right lately. Chacin has had his ups and downs, but Milwaukee has been tough at home and Chacin has had success in his career against the Phillies, so I’ll side with Milwaukee to rebound and even up the series with a win in game two on Saturday.