Now over halfway through their ten-day, nine-game road trip, the Brewers close out a three game series with the Phillies today.
For the Phillies, Cole Hamels takes the mound. The 2008 NLCS and World Series MVP, Hamels finished in the top ten in the NL in ERA, WHIP, IP and strikeouts last season. In 2009, he's 0-1 with an 11.17 ERA and 2.17 WHIP. A big performance from Prince Fielder could be huge for the Brewers today: Fielder is 4-for-15 in his career against Hamels, with two home runs.
Dave Bush will finish the third trip through the rotation for the Brewers. Bush will be making his fourth appearance (third start) of the season today, and has yet to factor in a decision, posting a 5.40 ERA in 13.1 innings. He's also never factored in a decision against the Phillies, posting a 5.88 ERA in six starts.
Game time is at 12:05. Thursday's Game Thread is now open.