In Saturday afternoon MLB schedule. The Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies will continue their weekend series from Citizens Bank Park. Last night, Ryan Braun homered twice and drove in five runs to lead Milwaukee to a 12-4 victory. SP Jhoulys Chacin allowed four runs over six plus innings for the Brewers, who lead Chicago by a half-game for the NL Central Division lead.
Twenty-eight year old lefty Brent Suter (5-4 4.55 ERA) will take the mound for the Brewers in this matchup. Through 63 plus innings, Suter has allowed 11 home runs and owns a 1.26 WHIP.
The Philadelphia Phillies have dropped six of their last seven games and need to get things headed back in the right direction for rookie skipper Gabe Kapler. On Friday, SP Vince Velasquez was tagged for 10 runs in three plus innings and took the loss. Carlos Santana smashed his 10th home run for the Phillies, who are 3.5 games behind Atlanta for the NL East Division lead.
The Phillies will counter with thirty-two year old righty Jake Arrieta (5-3 2.66 ERA) on Saturday. Last time out, Arrieta was tagged for eight hits and five runs during a 6-1 loss at San Francisco.