Phillies set to open weekend series in Milwaukee

Matt Leon
June 15, 2018 - 4:01 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Phillies are out in Milwaukee, tonight they open a three-game series with the Brewers.

The Phillies are 35-31 and coming off a home series with Colorado which saw them take two of three from the Rockies. The Phils wrapped up the series with a 9-3 victory yesterday as Vince Velasquez flirted with a no-hitter en route to improving to 5-7 and Rhys Hoskins homered and knocked in three runs.

Jake Arrieta gets the call on the mound for the Phillies tonight. The veteran right-hander is 5-4 with a 2.97 ERA. he has struggled in two starts so far in June, going 0-2 with a 7.15 earned run average.  His last start came against the Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. He allowed five runs (four earned) in 5 1/3 innings of a 12-3 loss.

The Brewers will counter on the mound with left-hander Brent Suter. He is 6-4 with a 4.61 ERA. He was the winning pitcher in that game that Arrieta loss, allowing three runs in five innings. All three runs he allowed came courtesy of a Hoskins home run. 

Milwaukee won two of the three games in that series in South Philadelphia.

The Brewers come into this series with a record of 41-27. They lead the NL Central.

KYW Newsradio's Matt Leon spoke with John Stolnis, host of the Phillies podcast "Hittin' Season," to get his thoughts on the Phils.

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