Phillies vs Brewers: Five players to watch for in the series
Milwaukee’s free agent splash brought a championship caliber bat to the middle of their lineup and he hasn’t disappointed. Lorenzo Cain is matching his career .289 batting average this season adding seven home runs and a .389 on-base percentage, seventh-best in the National League.
The first five games of Milwaukee’s road trip have been below average for Cain, who’s hitting .278 in that span of games. He is coming off back-to-back multi-hit games against the Indians and has reached base in all but six of his last 30 games.
Cain still maintains his National League-leading 3.0 WAR, tied with Atlanta’s Freedie Freeman. Third baseman Matt Shaw is the only other Brewer with a WAR over 2.0 going into the series.
Philadelphia has seen little of Cain since he played in Kansas City, but they’ve held him to a .188 average in 21 plate appearances, all at Citizens Bank Park.