Phillies at Brewers 6/16/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:20 PM ET

The Philadelphia Phillies play the second game of a three-game series on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

The Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies on Thursday 9-3 for their third win in four games. Vince Velasquez carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning for the Phillies, but gave up a hit with two out. Nick Williams and Rhys Hoskins each hit solo home runs in the win.

Milwaukee won its second straight game over the Chicago Cubs Wednesday 1-0. Milwaukee leads the NL Central by 1 ½ games over the Cubs. Lorenzo Cain’s solo home run provided all the offense the Brewers needed while Jhoulys Chacin and three relievers tossed a six-hitter to beat the struggling Cubs. Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with a .286 batting average and team high 70 hits. Carlos Santana leads the team in home runs with 10 and RBIs with 38. Philadelphia has a team batting average of .231 while opposing hitters are averaging .242 at the plate against Phillies pitching. On Saturday, the Phillies will send Zach Eflin to the mound. The right-hander this season is 3-2 with an ERA of 3.63, 40 Ks and 10 BBs.

Christian Yelich leads Milwaukee with a .302 batting average. Travis Shaw leads the team in home runs with 14 and RBIs with 43, while Lorenza Cain has a team high 69 hits. Milwaukee has a team batting average of .247 while opposing hitters are averaging .224 at the plate against Brewers pitching. On Saturday, the Brewers will send Junior Guerra to the mound. The right-hander on the season is 3-4 with an ERA of 2.71, 60 Ks and 23 BBs.

Milwaukee has won 20 of 32 games at home, while Philadelphia has lost 19 of 32 games on the road. The Phillies have lost 6 of their last 10 entering the game. Brewers rolled in opening game of series and think it's more of the same on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, Milwaukee Brewers win 7-4.

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