Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies
The Milwaukee Brewers look to avoid being swept at home as they host the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The Phillies are -120 favorites over the Brewers with an over/under run total set at 8.
The Milwaukee Brewers are going to need to play hard over the next couple of weeks to regain their confidence and momentum for the playoffs. On Saturday Corey Hart and Ryan Braun each had two hits and Casey McGehee scored a run as the Brewers scored two runs on seven hits. Starter Randy Wolf allowed nine hits and two earned runs over seven innings of work to not factor in the decision as Latroy Hawkins took the loss in the 10th inning. For Sunday’s game Milwaukee looks to Yovanni Gallardo who has lost his last two starts. For the season Gallardo has allowed 181 hits and 77 earned runs while striking out 171 over 187 innings of work.
The Philadelphia Phillies are closing in on 100 wins for the season and they have a chance at putting up some all-time numbers. On Saturday Hunter Pence and Placido Polanco both homered and had three hits while Carlos Ruiz had two hits as the Phillies scored three runs on 12 hits in the win. On the mound Cliff Lee allowed six hits and two runs, one of them earned, while striking out seven over seven innings of work but didn’t factor in the decision as Michael Stutes earned his sixth win and Ryan Madson got his 30th save of the year. For Sunday’s rematch Philadelphia starts Vance Worley who has lost just once all year. For the season Worley has allowed 93 hits and 35 earned runs while striking out 96 over 110.1 innings of work.
Milwaukee is 11-5 in their last 16 against the N.L. East, 40-16 in their last 56 home games, and 19-7 in Gallardo’s last 26 home starts. Philadelphia is 21-6 in their last 27 against the N.L. Central, 3-8 in their last 11 games as a road underdog, and 17-2 in Worley’s last 19 starts. Philadelphia is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings of these two.
Worley has been tough to beat this season and the way Milwaukee is playing they are going to have real trouble trying to beat him. Take the Phillies minus the 120.
Philadelphia Phillies -120 Milwaukee Brewers