Six things we learned from Phillies big series win over the Brewers

MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 17: Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a home run in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 17, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - JUNE 17: Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a home run in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on June 17, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 14: Odubel Herrera #37 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citizens Bank Park on June 14, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) /

Odubel Herrera returning to form

After his on-base streak ended last month, Odubel Herrera has been mired in a major slump. The center fielder was hitting just .169 with a .406 OPS since the day the streak ended prior to this weekend’s series. The timing of his leg kick was off, which has caused him issues in the past.

Herrera must have found his timing again on the way to Milwaukee as he had two great days at the plate over the weekend. He went 2-for-4 with a home run in Friday night’s loss, then failed to reach base in five plate appearances Saturday. Herrera bounced back from that rough day Sunday with three hits and a walk, including a double and monster solo home run in the top of the ninth inning. That home run proved to be the winning run as Hector Neris imploded yet again.

Prior to his on-base streak ending, Herrera was a borderline MVP candidate. After a strong weekend in Milwaukee, he may be returning to form at the plate. When Herrera is booming at the plate, so too does the rest of the team.