Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies meet in the final of their four MLB action matches from Citizens Bank Park on Thursday.
Milwaukee Brewers will look to win the series after taking match three on Wednesday with a final score of 5-2. Jesus Aguilar had two RBI while Ryan Braun and Mike Moustakas each had an RBI with Braun who went 2 to 4 at the dish. Christian Yelich went 2 to 4 at the course while Lorenzo Cain also had a basic flag in the win. Gio Gonzalez got the prize to improve to 2-0 on the year after letting seven hits over 5.1 innings work. Josh Hader closed the 9th for his 11th rescue of the season. Zach Davies will start match four and is 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA and 31
Philadelphia Phillies will look to save a series of splits after releasing match three on Wednesday. Jean Segura had a solo home, while Andrew McCutchen was the only other Phillies RBI in the losing effort. J.T. Realmuto went 2 to 4 while Bryce Harper had a double and Rhys Hoskins, Jake Arrieta and Nick Williams each also had a base in the defeat. Jake Arrieta took the loss, falling to 4-4 on the year after allowing five runs, four earned, five hits while walking four and beating five over six innings. Zach Eflin will start match four and is 5-3 with a 2.47 ERA and 38 strike this season. In his career, Eflin is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 15 strikes against Milwaukee.
Milwaukee is 2-9 in Davies last 11 starts against a team with a winning record and 9-3 in their last 12 games in total while the underneath is 20-6-1 in their last 27 road games. Philadelphia is 5-0 in Eflins latest 5 home start and 1-4 in their last 5 matches four matchups while the record is 19-7-1 in their last 27 matches in total. Milwaukee is 14-6 in the last 20 meetings between these two teams in Philadelphia.
I think you can honestly make a case on both sides and no one would blame you, because the bridges are red hot and Davies has the lowest ERA in the majors now. However, Davies has had a rough run in his time against Philadelphia, while Eflin has won his last three starts, allowing one or less rounds in each start and having a pair of complete games in that thrill. The pluses are tempting, but I think Eflin outduels Davies here to help Philadelphia serve the series split here.