The Phillies are another one of those rebuilding teams. I would put them in a class more similar to the Brewers than the Reds. In my opinion, the Reds rebuild is a bit of a mess. Their farm system is only okay and they've already traded the majority of their big assets--for which they seemed to get a light return. The Phillies on the other hand have a very good farm system and made some excellent trades bringing top quality prospects back. Their major league team even has some interesting players. That's more or less how I'd describe the Brewers as well. In broad terms anyway.
On the season they are one game under .500 which is pretty respectable for a rebuilding club. However their lineup has been pretty awful outside of Odubel Herrera who is hitting 319/427/447. Their record is only as good as it is because of their pitching. Aaron Nola has been excellent, recording a 2.88 ERA over 11 starts with a superb 22.2 K%-BB%. Vincent Velasquez--acquired over the offseason from the Astros as part of the Ken Giles trade--has been pretty solid as well. The Brewers will face both pitchers this series.
C - Cameron Rupp
1B - Ryan Howard
2B - Cesar Hernandez
3B - Maikel Franco
SS - Freddy Galvis
LF - Tyler Goeddel
CF - Odubel Herrera
RF - Peter Bourjos
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Thursday, 6:05 pm CT - Chase Anderson vs Jerad Eickhoff
Friday, 6:05 pm CT - Jimmy Nelson vs Vincent Velasquez
Saturday, 2:05 pm CT - Junior Guerra vs Jeremy Hellickson
Sunday, 12:35 pm CT - Wily Peralta vs Aaron Nola
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