Sunday, August 19, 2012

Phillies at Brewers: Pre-Game Notes

August 19, 2012
After dropping the first two games to Milwaukee, the Phillies sent Cole Hamels to the mound  to try and snap their losing streak. Back-to-back homers by John Mayberry Jr. and Erik Kratz, a solid outing by Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon closing in the ninth helped propel the Phils to a 4-3 win. On Sunday afternoon the Phils will look to split the four game series with Milwaukee.

Philadelphia Phillies (55-65, 29-32 Road) at Milwaukee Brewers (54-65, 35-27 Road)
2:10 PM ET at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Probable Starters

PHI: RHP Kyle Kendrick (5-9, 4.53 ERA)

MIL: LHP Randy Wolf (3-9, 5.65 ERA)


Phillies                                                             Brewers
1. SS Jimmy Rollins                                        1. RF Nyjer Morgan
2. 3B Kevin Frandsen                                      2. 2B Rickie Weeks
3. CF John Mayberry Jr.                                  3. LF Ryan Braun
4. 1B Ryan Howard                                         4. C Jonathan Lucroy
5. LF Ty Wigginton                                         5. 1B Travis Ishikawa
6. RF Dominic Brown                                     6. CF Carlos Gomez
7. 2B Michael Martinez                                   7. 3B Cody Ransom
8. C Brian Schneider                                       8. SS Jean Segura
9. P Kyle Kendrick                                          9. P Randy Wolf

  • Chase Utley is not in the lineup for Today. Michael Martinez will be playing at second and John Mayberry Jr., who homered in Saturday night's 4-3 win, will bat third in Utley's place
  • Kyle Kendrick has not had much success against Milwaukee. He is 0-3 against the Brewers with a 4.82 ERA over his career.
  • Some good news for the Phillies offense, Randy Wolf has only one win since April. Wolf is 0-2 with a 7.16 ERA over his last three starts.
  • Ryan Braun has hit at least one home run in the first three games of this series. STOP PITCHING TO HIM.

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