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.