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10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT, June 10, 2018
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  Attendance: 31,175

Phillies try to avoid getting swept by Brewers

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Milwaukee Brewers at Philadelphia Phillies

  1. The Phillies have gone 4-10 in home games against the Brewers since 2014; only the Diamondbacks at home versus the Nationals has been a more lopsided series by NL teams at home in that span.
  2. Ever since erupting for 17 runs against the Mets on May 26 (their highest single-game run total since 2010), the Brewers have scored just 32 runs in nine games since, tied with the Phillies for the fewest runs in the NL.
  3. The Phillies are hitting just .185 and slugging just .272 as a team in June; only the Mets are worse in MLB this month. They have drawn 233 walks as a team in 2018, which ranks third in MLB. Their 460 hits as a team ranks 29th in MLB this season.
  4. Jhoulys Chacin has allowed just ten earned runs in 42.1 innings of work against the Phillies in his career. That 2.13 ERA ranks third in MLB among active pitchers since Chacin entered the league in 2009 (minimum 40 innings). In his last three road starts, Chacin is 2-0 and has pitched 18.0 innings allowing just three earned runs, holding opponents to a .148 average.
  5. Vince Velasquez is striking out 11.17 batters per nine innings this season, the fourth-best mark among NL qualifiers. In his last five starts, he has thrown 28.2 innings and allowed just eight runs (seven earned), while striking out 41 (12.87 K/9).
  6. Carlos Santana is on a five-game hitting streak and has also drawn six walks over this span, amassing an on-base percentage of .524. In 2018, Santana has 40 walks and only 36 strikeouts; that plus-four differential ranks first among National Leaguers this season (minimum 200 PA).
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 6/8/2018 thru 6/10/2018

The Philadelphia Phillies have had a tough start to June.

The Phillies have lost seven of their first eight games in the month and are currently on a four-game losing streak. They will try to avoid a sweep against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers in the finale of a three-game series on Sunday afternoon.

Philadelphia, which won 15 games in both April and May, has fallen to just two games above .500 during its recent skid. It is the closest the team has been to .500 since it was 7-5 on April 13.

"We're not playing our best baseball right now, that is part of a long season," Phillies manager Gabe Kapler told reporters after a 12-3 loss on Saturday. "The one thing we're devoted to is not getting too high or too low, getting caught up in the storm going on. We stay the course, we put our heads down, we get ready for the next day."

The Phillies have scored just 2.8 runs per game over their last eight contests, but they did get a big piece of their offense back Saturday.

Outfielder Rhys Hoskins returned to the lineup and hit a three-run homer in a loss. Hoskins spent 10 days on the disabled list after he fractured his jaw by fouling a pitch off his face on May 28.

The Brewers, on the other hand, have combined for 24 runs and 26 hits in the first two games of the series at Citizens Bank Park. Twelve of Milwaukee's hits in those two games have gone for extra bases and six have been home runs, including a pinch-hit grand slam from Ji-Man Choi on Saturday.

"We're swinging the bats well. We added on after the grand slam," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "Adding on, we were very good offensively after that and had some big hits."

Zach Eflin (2-2, 3.74 ERA) will try to cool off the Brewers on Sunday. Eflin is the only Phillies starter with a win this month.

The right-hander threw 7 2/3 strong innings against the Chicago Cubs last Monday, giving up just one run on eight hits and one walk. It was the longest of Eflin's six starts this season and came after he failed to get through five innings in three consecutive outings.

Eflin, 24, has never faced the Brewers in his 28 major league starts.

Brandon Woodruff (2-0, 6.05) will make his third start of the season for the Brewers. A right-hander, Woodruff has bounced between the majors and Triple-A this season and will be making his first appearance for the Brewers since May 23.

Woodruff, who has not pitched against the Phillies before, has a 6.05 ERA in 19 1/3 major league innings in 2018 and an 8.49 ERA as a starter. He went five innings and gave up two runs on one hit and four walks and struck out six in his last start against the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 16.

The Brewers have improved their record to 39-25 and maintained their lead in the National League Central with two wins so far in Philadelphia. Milwaukee goes for its 40th win Sunday, a mark the team hit on June 22 last year.

Updated June 9, 2018

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