The Phillies escaped Miami with one win in the three-game series. After struggling against a last place team, they’ll head to Milwaukee to take on a first place team.

Here are a few things to look out for this series.

Last time they met, since then

The Brewers visited Philadelphia when it some-what looked like the Phillies were starting to figure it out (they weren’t). The Phillies won all four games, and things were going so well at the time that even Brandon Kintzler earned a win.

That series aside, the Brewers have had an excellent season, and hold an eleven game lead in the NL Central.

A scary rotation

The Phillies’ offense has been very inconsistent lately, but it would be understandable if this was one of those series where runs are tough to come by. The Brewers have an excellent pitching staff, and the Phillies will get to face starting pitchers Brandon Woodruff, Eric Lauer, and Freddy Peralta.

On the other hand, the Phillies often defy expectations, so it wouldn’t be that surprising if they went back to scoring seven runs every game.

Pitching Matchups

Game 1: Zack Wheeler (RHP, 11–9, 3.01 ERA) vs. Brandon Woodruff (RHP, 9–7, 2.35 ERA)
Game 2: Aaron Nola (RHP, 6–4, 4.54 ERA) vs. Eric Lauer (RHP, 4–5, 3.43 ERA)
Game 3: Kyle Gibson (RHP, 10–6, 3.30 ERA) vs. Freddy Peralta (RHP, 9–4, 2.70 ERA)

The numbers

Run Differential:
Phillies: -14
Brewers: 118

Runs Scored Per Game:
Phillies: 4.57
Brewers: 4.60

Runs Allowed Per Game:
Phillies: 4.67
Brewers: 3.75

Game times and Broadcast

  • Monday September 6 at 2:10pm ET on NBC Sports Philadelphia, 94.1 WIP
  • Tuesday September 7 at 7:40pm ET on NBC Sports Philadelphia, 94.1 WIP
  • Wednesday September 8 at 7:40pm ET on NBC Sports Philadelphia, 94.1 WIP