P. Phillies vs Milwaukee by Sors
It will be his second start against the Brewers in six days, as the 30-year-old right-hander yielded 4 hits and 2 runs while walking one and striking out six over five innings of a 5-2 win at Miller Park on July 16.Hellickson is 3-1 with a 2.89 ERA in five career starts versus Milwaukee.
On the other hand, Hellickson has posted a 5.31 ERA over his last ten outings (compared to a 3.44 ERA in his first nine starts this season) and is 2-2 with a 4.59 ERA in nine starts at Citizens Bank Park.
Ryan Braun (.258 BA, 11 HR, 27 RBI, .339 OBP) is expected to return to the Brewers’ lineup after missing the last three games of his team.Braun has 2 hits in 11 at-bats off Hellickson, but with three walks.Jonathan Villar is hitting .667 (4-for-6) with a solo home run against him, while Domingo Santana is 2-for-5 with a double and a walk.
The Milwaukee Brewers will give the ball to Brent Suter (1-1 with a 3.09 ERA), who will try to help his team to avoid a season-high seventh straight loss.
The 27-year-old left-hander lasted only 4 2/3 innings in his last start, in which he gave up 7 hits and 2 runs while walking two and striking out two of a 2-4 loss at PNC Park on Monday.
Suter, however, threw 12 1/3 solid innings in his previous two starts this month, as the second-year major-leaguer yielded 9 hits and 3 runs (two earned) with two walks and thirteen strikeouts of an 8-1 home win against the Orioles on July 3 and in a 3-5 loss at Yankee Stadium five days later.He’s posted a 3.38 ERA in eight road appearances this season (three starts).Suter has never faced the Phillies or any of their batters before.
I think that the Milwaukee Brewers will avoid seventh straight loss with a win in the middle game of the series.
|Milwaukee||Pinnacle||1.79||8||8-9 WON (+6.32 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.