Phillies vs Brewers: Five players to watch for in the series
Phillies fans are relieved to see the long road trip come to an end this weekend
The Phillies were doing the opposite of California dreaming during their 10 game road trip, during which they dropped seven games between the Dodgers, Giants, and Cubs. Injuries to Rhys Hoskins and Pedro Florimon complicated the trip and saw the major league debuts of Mitch Walding and Dylan Cozens.
Now back in Philadelphia, the Brewers come to town in the middle of their own road trip where they’ve dropped four of five games and have lost three straight between the Indians and White Sox.
Still holding onto first place in the National League Central by a game and a half over the Cubs the Brewers are looking to right the ship in Philadelphia.
Last year Milwaukee and Philadelphia split a six game season series where the Phillies outscored the Brewers 33-27. Aaron Nola came through with a big start allowing one run off five hits in seven innings with nine strikeouts on July 21.
Here are five Brewers to watch during this series in Philadelphia.
Honorable Mention – RHP Jeremy Jeffress
Milwaukee reliever Jeremy Jeffress has been lights out in 30 appearances with a remarkable 0.59 ERA with five wins and three saves. The 30-year-old allowed just one earned run in May and has only given up two all season.
The Brewers are 23-7 in games Jeffress pitches in this season.