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Series Preview: Brewers at Phillies, July 23-25

The Phillies (42--54) continue their homestand on Monday when they host the Milwaukee Brewers (44-50) for a three-game series.

Of late, the Phillies have struggled at home, as they have not won back-to-back games at Citizens Bank Park since June 26th. Additionally, the Phillies are a league worst 18-29 at home this year.

In 7 meetings with the Brewers last year, the Phils were victorious on 4 occasions, but dropped 2 of 3 in Philadelphia.

Read ahead for details on the pitching match ups and loads more statistical info on this series.


Monday, 7:05 PM. Randy Wolf (3-6, 5.60 ERA) vs. Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.96 ERA).
Wolf has a 1-2 record with a 6.86 ERA in 8 road outings this season. In 29 career starts at Citizens Bank Park, Wolf has an 11-7 record with a 4.09 ERA. Wolf's win in his last outing, when he allowed 2 earned runs in 6 2/3 innings against St. Louis, was his only victory since April. In 4 career starts against the Brewers, Halladay is 2-2 with a 4.88 ERA. Halladay is 1-3 with a 3.44 ERA in 5 home starts this season. Ryan Braun is 5-for-10 (.500 avg) with a HR in his career against Halladay.

Tuesday, 7:05 PM. Zack Greinke (9-3, 3.57 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.72 ERA).
In his last 4 starts, Greinke is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA. In 12 road starts this year, Greinke has a 5-3 record with a 4.41 ERA. Placido Polanco is 14-for-40 (.350 avg) with a double and a HR in his career against Greinke. In 6 home starts this season, Lee has a 0-4 record with a 4.01 ERA. Lee is 0-1 with a 4.74 ERA in 3 career starts against the Brewers.

Wednesday, 1:05 PM. Marco Estrada (0-4, 4.10 ERA) vs. Vance Worley (5-6, 3.82 ERA).
In 6 career relief appearances against the Phillies, Estrada has a 5.68 ERA. Estrada is 0-2 with a 3.65 ERA in 7 road outings this season. In 8 home starts this year, Worley has a 2-3 record with a 4.69 ERA. In his last 4 starts, Worley has a 1-2 record with a 6.75 ERA.


Brewers closer John Axford has a 3-4 record with 6 saves, 5 blown saves and a 6.86 ERA in 21 outings since the end of May.

In 32 career regular season games against the Phillies, Rickie Weeks has a .235 batting average with a homer and 7 RBI. Weeks is batting .197 in 44 road games this season.

In 29 career regular season games against the Phillies, Ryan Braun has a .358 batting average with 8 HR and 19 RBI.

Hunter Pence is 5-for-36 (.139 avg) in 9 games since the All-Star break. Pence is batting .247 in 47 home games this year.

Jimmy Rollins is batting .227 in 16 July games. In 65 career regular season games against Milwaukee, Rollins has a .241 average with 5 HR and 19 RBI.

Jonathan Papelbon has a 5.40 ERA in 15 games since June 1st.

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Comments

I read these entries at the start of every series - I follow the rest on PhilliesNation, which should be the blog that has these series previews.

Great stats this time around: Papelbon's ERA since June 1st caught my eye the most followed by Polly's stats against Greinke, who is maing his first start since going down with fatigue. This shed light on why Manuel chose today to rest him.

Keep posting these!
Jay Floyd said…
Thanks for the feedback, J Breezy.

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