The Brewers and Phillies will play the second of their four-game series Friday night at Citizens Bank Park in a matchup featuring two of the National League’s promising young pitchers.
Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff has turned in seven quality starts in his first 11 outings this season. That’s pretty good. He also has just two wins. That doesn’t seem fair.
Chris Carter and Jonathan Villar homered, Chase Anderson delivered another effective start and the Brewers continued a winning streak at Citizens Bank Park that began long before that trio’s tenure. It reached eight games over three seasons with Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Phillies in the opener of a four-game series.
The Phillies activated outfielder Cody Asche from the 15-day disabled list on Thursday and designated outfielder David Lough for assignment.
Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff has turned in seven quality starts this season and sports a 4.07 ERA. Chase Anderson (2-6, 5.00) will start for Milwaukee.
The first National League All-Star voting update was released Wednesday and no Phillies made the cut.
Adam Morgan was good in Wednesday night’s 7-2 Phillies loss to the Nationals. Until he wasn’t.
Wednesday could have been the unofficial end of Ryan Howard’s run as the team’s regular first baseman. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin told Howard in a pregame meeting at Citizens Bank Park that he planned to bench him the next three to four games to give Tommy Joseph an opportunity to play.
The Phillies acquired utility man Jimmy Paredes on Wednesday from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations.
There was nothing on the field Wednesday night hiding the fact that the Nationals’ 7-2 win over the Phillies was a matchup of one team’s veteran ace and the other’s youthful No. 5.
The Nationals and Phillies will welcome in the first day of June by finishing up a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday with Max Scherzer facing Philadelphia left-hander Adam Morgan.
Daniel Murphy completed his scorching hot month of May with another multi-hit game, including a solo home run, and Joe Ross delivered a strong outing to help lead the Nationals to a 5-1 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.