Phillies vs Brewers: Five players to watch for in the series
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Once a top prospect of the Red Sox, Travis Shaw was acquired by Milwaukee prior to the 2017 season to man the hot corner. He’s lived up to expectations for the Brewers hitting 14 home runs, 14 doubles, and driving in 38 runs, all leading the Brewers offense.
The 28-year-old is holding his own at third, but has five errors this season, fifth-most among National League third basemen.
Like most of the Brewers hitters Shaw has struggled through their eight game road trip, hitting .235 against the White Sox and Indians. As a career .259 hitter he’s played average ball hitting .255 over his last 14 games.
Don’t expect Shaw to show any signs of life against Philadelphia, as he’s 5-35 against them in nine games with nine punchouts.